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Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:18 am
by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened
Greetings, everyone! I’m excited to announce the 2013 Missouri Open, hosted by the University of Missouri. The main event of the tournament is an ACF Fall-difficulty set written primarily by me, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, with contributions from Charlie Dees and the University of Missouri Quizbowl Club. There will be a Charlie Dees-written side event available to play after the main event. The tournament will take place on July 6th.

Roughly 30% of the tournament has been written thus far, and it is on pace to be completed by late May. The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.

Eligibility: As with other open tournaments, this tournament is open to high schoolers, college players, and other interested parties alike.

Registration: If you would like to register a team to participate in the Missouri Open, please email me (Itamar Naveh-Benjamin) at [email protected] with "Missouri Open" in the subject line. Similarly, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email or PM me.

We are not setting a field cap on this tournament. If, however, we receive an unexpectedly high number of registrations, we will assess our staffing situation to make sure we can accommodate all interested parties.

Payment:
Base fee: $80
Working buzzer system: -$10
Travel discount: -$10 for traveling over 200 miles
Minimum fee: $60

Mirroring:
We are looking for mirrors; the earliest mirror date will be July 6th, same as the central location. We will allow mirrors to take place through the rest of the summer and the fall.

The fee for mirroring the set will be $15 per team that attends your mirror. Please email me if you are interested in mirroring the set!

Scheduled mirrors:
University of Illinois-Chicago in Chicago, Illinois on July 13th
Valencia College in Orlando, Florida on July 13th

Tentative mirrors:
University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, in Summer 2013
Virginia Tech on July 6th
Penn State in Fall 2013


Field:
Charles Hang (& potential buddies)
Jacob O'Rourke & Co.
A Survey of the Works of Herbert from Family Guy


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We hope to see you there!

- Itamar Naveh-Benjamin

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 10:54 pm
by quizbowllee
I may be interested in this. I haven't played in a while, and this looks interesting.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:11 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
Here's a spreadsheet to help organize interested people into teams.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... RWGc#gid=0

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:13 pm
by The Goffman Prophecies
The discussion about mirror sites has been moved here.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:48 pm
by quizbowllee
This is probably a stupid question, but I need to be certain. Is this going to be at the Columbia campus? I'm trying to get a team together.

Thanks.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:23 pm
by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened
quizbowllee wrote:This is probably a stupid question, but I need to be certain. Is this going to be at the Columbia campus? I'm trying to get a team together.

Thanks.
This tournament is indeed taking place at the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

I updated the main post with another tentative mirror.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:40 am
by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened
Updated the field with three registrations.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:17 am
by wd4gdz
Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote: Roughly 30% of the tournament has been written thus far, and it is on pace to be completed by late May. The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.
Is the set finished?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 4:40 pm
by vcuEvan
Someone should mirror this in the Philadelphia to New York area.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:38 pm
by tintinnabulation
Does anyone know where I can find info about the UIC mirror?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 2:15 pm
by Oh No You Didn't
tintinnabulation wrote:Does anyone know where I can find info about the UIC mirror?
https://www.facebook.com/events/5648807 ... ts&fref=ts

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:24 pm
by tintinnabulation
Martha Dreyer wrote:
tintinnabulation wrote:Does anyone know where I can find info about the UIC mirror?
https://www.facebook.com/events/5648807 ... ts&fref=ts
Is there a more direct link to that event? FB keeps redirecting me to my "Events" page.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:58 pm
by Victor Prieto
vcuEvan wrote:Someone should mirror this in the Philadelphia to New York area.
I would also be interested in seeing this happen, preferably before August.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:52 pm
by ryanrosenberg
Wasabi wrote:
vcuEvan wrote:Someone should mirror this in the Philadelphia to New York area.
I would also be interested in seeing this happen, preferably before August.
I'd be interested in this happening the week before or after VCU Open.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:36 pm
by Oh No You Didn't
tintinnabulation wrote:
Martha Dreyer wrote:
tintinnabulation wrote:Does anyone know where I can find info about the UIC mirror?
https://www.facebook.com/events/5648807 ... ts&fref=ts
Is there a more direct link to that event? FB keeps redirecting me to my "Events" page.
It's on 7/13 at Fenton high school in bensenville and there's a team spreadsheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... sp=sharing

allegedly a 9 team cap

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:44 pm
by tintinnabulation
Martha Dreyer wrote:
tintinnabulation wrote:
Martha Dreyer wrote:
tintinnabulation wrote:Does anyone know where I can find info about the UIC mirror?
https://www.facebook.com/events/5648807 ... ts&fref=ts
Is there a more direct link to that event? FB keeps redirecting me to my "Events" page.
It's on 7/13 at Fenton high school in bensenville and there's a team spreadsheet

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... sp=sharing

allegedly a 9 team cap
Thanks.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:54 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Uh, heads up to the Illinois site i guess, but I'm not the editor of the set, Itamar has been from the get go.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 9:12 am
by Cheynem
What's your side event for this, Charlie?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:27 pm
by MorganV
wd4gdz wrote:
Make sure your seatbelt is fastened wrote: Roughly 30% of the tournament has been written thus far, and it is on pace to be completed by late May. The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.
Is the set finished?
Did we ever get an answer to this rather pertinent question?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:36 pm
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Worry not, for I hear that the main site will be using a complete set.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 2:00 pm
by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened
Ben is correct -- the set will be ready for Saturday. We are currently putting the finishing touches on it. I will have it emailed to all mirror TDs by Friday night.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 7:58 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Oh, right, my side event. The mystery theme is that it's vanity as fuck and all about music on my laptop's hard drive, except some of you may know my laptop stopped working soon after I started to work on the tournament, making it rather difficult to write. I got my laptop back to working within the last couple weeks but I needed to finish the music for Missouri Open first so the side event isn't happening until I'm more free to actually write it. Also, I have finished the auditory arts for MO (they're incredible and are going to change the way you view the world) and can add my voice to the confirmations that the rest of the set is being pulled together and will be sent out on time.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2013 9:43 am
by StatsDiskPr0xy
Horned Screamer wrote:some of you may know my laptop stopped working soon after I started to work on the tournament, making it rather difficult to write.
OH NO!!!

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:55 pm
by Mike Bentley
We're probably interested in mirroring this tournament in Seattle at some point in August, so it would be appreciated if any discussion could take place on a private forum.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:41 am
by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened
This happened. Thanks to all the teams who came - we hope you had a good time.

Here are the (mostly complete) stats:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ull_stats/


I've messaged a couple of admins on here requesting a private discussion board be set up. We would love to receive feedback so that we could fix the set for next weekend's mirrors.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:39 pm
by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened
A private discussion forum has been set up for Missouri Open -- please request to join it if you would like to leave feedback on the set. Alternatively, email me at [email protected] with any feedback and/or questions.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:29 pm
by alexdz
Board admins: I cannot request to join the Missouri Open 2013 usergroup. It says I must be invited...

Well, to be blunt, I'd like to be invited.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:34 pm
by Cody
Join "Missouri Open 2013" (not "Missouri Open 2013 discussion").

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:36 pm
by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened
Renesmee LaHotdog Voight wrote:Join "Missouri Open 2013" (not "Missouri Open 2013 discussion").
Thanks, Cody - yeah, I requested a subforum from two different moderators, and I think both complied. However, I think one of them was shut down, so there should only be one now.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:37 pm
by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox
On a side note are the two games not in the stats going to be entered? I have my record from our room.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:44 pm
by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened
Please email them to me - the moderators from those games never gave me the scoresheets.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 5:20 pm
by MLaudermith
Just wanted to avoid confusion.

The Chicago area mirror this Saturday (July 13th) is being held at Fenton High School in Bensenville, not at UIC.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:12 am
by ValenciaQBowl
Itamar, we at Valencia haven't heard back about our e-mail reminders to send the packets for our mirror to Boris Nguyen for printing (yeah, we're old-fashioned that way). It's really important (critical, actually) that Boris have those packets before Friday morning (July 12) so he can print before the college closes at noon. You can send him the set at [email protected] Thanks!

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 12:41 pm
by Make sure your seatbelt is fastened
Chris Romero is hosting a mirror of this tomorrow in Texas as a warm-up for the advisors at the quizbowl camp he's running.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:55 pm
by Jeslimak
Heyo, John Slimak from PSU here. We are still planning on hosting a mirror in the fall. Our current date for the event will be September 28th. We're figuring out the last little bits of logistics and we'll get our event announcement up before the end of the week.