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VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:41 pm

This is the announcement for the Midwest mirror of VCU Open, to be played at the University of Michigan on August 3, 2013. The building is TBA, but it will almost certainly be Mason Hall. The tournament will start promptly at 9:00 AM, so be there to register by 8:45 at the latest.

Fee structure:
Base fee: $120
Buzzer: $-10
Staffer: $-20
Minimum fee: $40

To register, please email me (wnediger at umich dot edu) with your team's roster, the number of buzzers you'll be bringing, and the names of any staffers you can bring. Note that you won't be considered officially registered if you just post in this thread without emailing me.

On August 4, I believe we'll be playing a mirror of the guerrilla tournament Triacontakaipentagon, pooling the packets with the main site.

FIELD:

Lee/Greene/Srivatsa/Cheyne
Wawrykow/Liu/Agostino/Barrett
Dogra/Parks/Venkus/Dev
Laferbrook
Michigan house team (1 or 2)
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:31 pm

There is a non 0% chance I'd play this, although I can't guarantee anything right now (and I'd kind of prefer the guerrilla thing just be done on Saturday night if possible). If people are okay with someone who may drop, I'm looking for teammates.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:52 pm

Cheynem wrote:There is a non 0% chance I'd play this, although I can't guarantee anything right now (and I'd kind of prefer the guerrilla thing just be done on Saturday night if possible). If people are okay with someone who may drop, I'm looking for teammates.
All of these statements also apply to me.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:53 pm

Yeah, we can do the side event on Saturday instead if that's what people prefer.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:01 pm

Here's a spreadsheet for team formation:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... OUXc#gid=0
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:35 am

Since it's looking like plane tickets to VA are going to stay out of our price range, I'm increasingly interested in attending this tournament. Maybe we can get some sort of Minnesota caravan going?
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:32 pm

I'd like to play this. Let me know if you need a teammate.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:28 pm

I won't be playing this now.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:24 am

Jasper and I will certainly be at this, possibly with other OSU people.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by AKKOLADE » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:22 am

Cheynem wrote:I won't be playing this now.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:41 am

I'll play when I find my smile.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Jul 23, 2013 12:48 pm

I found my smile, so I am going to play this if anyone's still looking for a teammate.

EDIT: I think I'm playing with Jasper and J.G.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Cheynem » Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:56 am

Sorry to keep posting in this thread, but I'd like to do all of the side events (the super side event side event, my trash packet, even [shudder] the architecture tournament), yet I would prefer (within reason) to do everything on Saturday. Is this possible or should I make Sunday plans as well?
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Thu Jul 25, 2013 11:18 am

It should be possible, but it would end pretty late, so it depends on other people's preferences. If there's anyone with a strong preference to do side events on Sunday, let me know; otherwise, we'll do them on Saturday. Since it won't be a huge field, we could do them shootout-style, which would cut down on time.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Kilroy Was Here » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:19 am

If any players who are proficient in science are still looking for a team, and don't mind playing with a bunch of high schoolers, they should let me know!
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Post by Cheynem » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:20 am

Can Michigan potentially field two house teams (or glomp free agents if there are any on one team) so we can avoid the dreaded odd number of teams?

Edit: Or I guess, maybe some other team...Northwestern? Other Ohio people? Rogue Chicago players? PAT FREEBURN?!!!!
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by Kilroy Was Here » Sun Jul 28, 2013 11:26 am

Cheynem wrote:Can Michigan potentially field two house teams (or glomp free agents if there are any on one team) so we can avoid the dreaded odd number of teams?

Edit: Or I guess, maybe some other team...Northwestern? Other Ohio people? Rogue Chicago players? PAT FREEBURN?!!!!
I'll tell people who are playing on DCC to try and form a team.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Sun Jul 28, 2013 6:15 pm

We have an even number registered right now, but if Collin's team signs up, then Michigan could make two house teams to keep things even.
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Post by Kilroy Was Here » Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:49 pm

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:We have an even number registered right now, but if Collin's team signs up, then Michigan could make two house teams to keep things even.
A team involving me will for sure be signing up. I haven't yet simply because we don't have a fourth player.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Wed Jul 31, 2013 7:55 pm

A couple updates: This will be happening on the second floor of Mason Hall, and we'll be doing the Triacontakaipentagon mirror on the same day (note that if you're writing a packet for that, you should email it to George Berry by Saturday afternoon).
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Post by MLafer » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:27 am

Will we have the packets from all of the side-events being played at the main site? How late are we able to stay in the rooms?
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Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:50 am

We'll have Triacontakaipentagon, and since Mike and Connor will be there I assume we'll also have Packet 8472 and TAMIL. I could also ask for the world history and architecture events if there's interest, but it might be a lot to do in one day. We don't have rooms booked for any specific amount of time - like at KABO, we're squatting rooms since bureaucratic nonsense prevents us from actually booking rooms in the summer.
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Post by Cheynem » Thu Aug 01, 2013 2:53 pm

I'm definitely interested in Triacontakfandango and I could easily read my packet. TAMIL I think has been played by a number of folks, although I'm not sure if a majority at our site has played it. Obviously it's probably best to play it by ear, but if we do shootout, we can get through a lot of these things, I think.
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Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:06 pm

I've emailed Aidan and Will to see about getting their sets.
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Post by saintanthony » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:51 am

If two teams could find room in their hearts, but preferably on their rosters, then Steve Oppenheim and I would love to play tomorrow. Are there any openings?
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Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:05 am

The only reason we have two house teams is to keep the numbers even, so we'd love you to come round out the field so we only need one house team.
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Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:18 pm

I didn't include this in the original post, but we can do discounts for short-handed teams too, especially if that incentivizes the Case guys to be our sixth team.
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Post by saintanthony » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:43 pm

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:I didn't include this in the original post, but we can do discounts for short-handed teams too, especially if that incentivizes the Case guys to be our sixth team.
Regrettably there will be no Case team for the event proper. I'm having to bow out since I'm transportationless for tomorrow and stranded a few hours away, but Steve might show up for the side events.
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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Fri Aug 02, 2013 11:26 pm

Just a reminder that people at this site expecting Triacontakaipentagon should send packets to me by sometime early tomorrow afternoon.
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Post by Matt Weiner » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:02 am

I sent the VCU Open set to Saul Hankin; he should let me know that he received it.
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Post by rxailagan » Sat Aug 03, 2013 12:58 pm

After half of the round robin:
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Post by Cheynem » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:49 am

The team of me/Jarret/Jasper/Ashvin won the tournament by defeating the Laferbrook/Hausinger/Teevens team twice in a disadvantaged final.
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Re: VCU Open mirror @ Michigan (August 3, 2013)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Sun Aug 04, 2013 10:51 am

Thanks to everyone who moderated, and everyone who came out to play. Full stats aren't up yet because our stats person had to leave early, but they should be up soon.

EDIT: Full prelim and playoff stats are up at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1548/.
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