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Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:51 pm
by Matt Weiner
There will be an online mirror of the 2014 College History Bowl on May 17 18. Details to follow shortly. This is open to any person whatsoever who has not previously seen the questions.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 12:29 am
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
I'm totally playing if this happens, even if that means getting destroyed. I'll bring a friend along if you do teams.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 03, 2014 10:40 am
by Al Hirt
Will there be a fee to play?

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 11:01 am
by adosreme
I would like to play in this event and will attempt to put a team of miscellaneous Canadian players together for it.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:38 pm
by minusfive
adosreme wrote:I would like to play in this event and will attempt to put a team of miscellaneous Canadian players together for it.
I thought this was singles. Either way, I'd like "in" please.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Mon May 05, 2014 12:44 pm
by adosreme
minusfive wrote:I thought this was singles. Either way, I'd like "in" please.
Oh. That would make planning much simpler.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 12:17 am
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Any updates about this?

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 3:35 am
by RexSueciae
Out of curiosity, what time is this planned for? If it's not in the afternoon or later (Eastern Standard Time) I'd like to give this a go.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 11:58 am
by Matt Weiner
I would actually like to move this to Sunday, May 18, after all, to accommodate personal plans as well as the MUT mirror on the 17th. Full details to follow shortly; let me know if playing on the new date is an impossibility for anyone.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 1:21 pm
by ryanrosenberg
I'm interested in playing this if it's on the Sunday.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 2:28 pm
by Corry
If this is happening on Sunday, I'd also actually be interested in playing.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:27 pm
by Important Bird Area
Matt Weiner wrote:I would actually like to move this to Sunday, May 18, after all
I approve of this product and/or service.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:43 pm
by Matt Weiner
OK, this will be at 11 AM eastern this coming Sunday, May 18.

The cost is $60 per team. Teams may contain up to four people from up to four locations. You are responsible for making sure you have Skype, a microphone, headphones, and a suitable Internet connection present and working BEFORE the tournament begins. Gather in #chb on Slashnet for further instructions at 11 AM.

Official signups will be taken in this thread, which may also be used to form teams from groups of less than four interested in playing.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 7:50 pm
by vinteuil
I'll moderate, if you need more readers.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:13 pm
by adosreme
There is definitely some interest in this from Canada. I can give you an approximate number of teams in a couple days.

Edit: I will be playing this tournament on a team that I am currently calling "Quelques Arpents De Neige." Our tentative roster is Brian MacNamara and Aayush Rajasekaran from Waterloo, Cameron Amini from Colonel By HS, and myself.

I am pretty sure there is also a second Ottawa-based team that will be playing this, but I will leave the formal announcements and arrangements up to the esteemed Mr. Dennis Beeby.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:23 pm
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
If readers are needed, I'd prefer to do that because History is the worst. If not, I will be not answering questions on one of the Canadian teams.

So are readers needed and can I moderate without currently being anywhere near North America?

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:24 pm
by Matt Weiner
I have 3 total readers right now. If we go beyond 7 teams, we will need more; I will get in touch with people who have volunteered if that happens. Thanks.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:33 pm
by grapesmoker
I definitely want to play this.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 8:48 pm
by Victor Prieto
I will also play this!

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:03 pm
by Corry
I will play this. My team will be me and Boyang Jiao.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 10:47 pm
by ryanrosenberg
I'm looking for teammates for this. I know American and hypermodern Euro.

edit: playing with Laurence Li from Yale and looking for people who know ancient and/or world history.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 1:13 am
by Everything in the Whole Wide World
I would also be interested in playing this and joining a team. I know European, Ancient, and some US history.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 1:10 pm
by Important Bird Area
Matt Weiner wrote: Official signups will be taken in this thread
This is an official signup.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:13 pm
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
I'm gonna be playing with 1 or 2 of my college teammates. We'll handle pity 10s for anyone who wants to join us!
EDIT: Looks like we're playing with Drew Scheeler.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 3:52 pm
by cruzeiro
I'm playing this with Brendan McKendy, Charles Korwin and Joe Su.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:12 pm
by Great Bustard
Can we have a list of teams & a scheduled end time for this? I am considering competing as I have not seen the questions, and this is probably my one and only chance to ever play NHBB...

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:31 pm
by Matt Weiner
I would like the individuals who expressed interest in playing to start consolidating into teams (or clarifying that they want to play solo as the case may be).

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:55 pm
by Important Bird Area
I would be happy to play solo or join a team as needed.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Thu May 15, 2014 9:56 pm
by ryanrosenberg
I am playing on a team that consists of me, Laurence Li, Ben Herman, and Andrew Kiss.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:26 am
by Matt Weiner
Here is what the registration list looks like (revised 1:06 PM 5/17):

1: Ryan Rosenberg, Laurence Li, Ben Herman, Andrew Kiss
2: Jeff Hoppes
3: Victor Prieto, Jerry Vinokurov
4: Dennis Beeby, Brendan McKendy, Charles Korwin, Joe Su
5: Dave Madden
6: Corry Wang, Boyang Jiao
7: Aaron Dos Remedios, Brian McNamara, Aayush Rajasekaran, Cameron Amini
8: Robert Pond, Connor Duffy, Andrew Marrell, Drew Scheeler

Other people who said they might play: Vasa Clarke, Shravan Balaji

8 is an ideal number of this tournament, because we could do a 7 round RR followed by split playoffs in 10 games, which is about the right length for a Skype event. I encourage the two people on the fence to join an existing shorthanded team. Late entrants can do likewise; we appear to have 32 spots if we're doing 8 teams, and only 22 people definitively signed up, so there's ample room. Please use this thread to coordinate your teams as quickly as possible.

Myself, Mike Cheyne, Carsten Gehring, and Jacob Reed will be the moderators. Any other people who volunteered to staff are welcome to help with stats or sub in so the other readers can do a half-day. Again, post here so all the info is at hand.

When we start the event, Dave will give you instructions on mailing payment to NHBB -- it's $60 per team regardless of team size. Please come to #chb on Slashnet IRC at exactly 11 AM eastern tomorrow and do not be late. We will use the IRC channel as the base for coordinating the Skype connections. Thanks and enjoy.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 11:45 am
by Cheynem
It might be wise to set up a spreadsheet listing everyone's Skype accounts (if you're going to be the Skype rep for your team).

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:16 pm
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Just to clarify, I wasn't on the fence at all. I have a full team lined up.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:20 pm
by Matt Weiner
Fake 4-ball wrote:Just to clarify, I wasn't on the fence at all. I have a full team lined up.
OK -- let me know who it is. I'm going to put you in spot #8 and ask Jordan to join an existing team.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 12:32 pm
by bmcke
Jordan Palmer isn't playing tomorrow.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 1:05 pm
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
Matt Weiner wrote:
Fake 4-ball wrote:Just to clarify, I wasn't on the fence at all. I have a full team lined up.
OK -- let me know who it is. I'm going to put you in spot #8 and ask Jordan to join an existing team.
I'm playing with Connor Duffy, Andrew Marrell, and Drew Scheeler.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 5:47 pm
by Cheynem
My Skype name is "michael-cheyne." Please add me sometime tonight or right when the tournament begins if I am not already a contact of you and you are planning on playing.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 6:54 pm
by Great Bustard
For payment instructions, please send a check made out to "National History Bee and Bowl" for the amount owed (one check per team, please - if you need to pay $15 or whatever to someone on your team, that's fine, but I only want one check per team, so figure out who's sending the check in). The checks need to be sent to the following address, and they must arrive by a week from next Friday (that's plenty of time).
NHBB
PO Box 875
Tenafly, NJ 07670

If you are going to HSNCT, you can give me your team's fee there in either cash or check, but that is the only way to pay cash. I must have all payments by the end of HSNCT, or I will double the amount your team owes and chase you like a gadfly pursuing Io. Don't let that happen.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 6:55 pm
by Great Bustard
Also, how do I access IRC and/or the chat room? I've never done one of these...

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 6:55 pm
by vinteuil
edit: not reading

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 6:58 pm
by Bartleby
Great Bustard wrote:For payment instructions, please send a check made out to "National History Bee and Bowl" for the amount owed (one check per team, please - if you need to pay $15 or whatever to someone on your team, that's fine, but I only want one check per team, so figure out who's sending the check in). The checks need to be sent to the following address, and they must arrive by a week from next Friday (that's plenty of time).
NHBB
PO Box 875
Tenafly, NJ 07670

If you are going to HSNCT, you can give me your team's fee there in either cash or check, but that is the only way to pay cash. I must have all payments by the end of HSNCT, or I will double the amount your team owes and chase you like a gadfly pursuing Io. Don't let that happen.
It's possible (albeit unlikely) that a cheque from Canada sent via regular mail will take longer than the allotted two weeks to reach you in NJ.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:24 pm
by Great Bustard
Bartleby wrote:
Great Bustard wrote:For payment instructions, please send a check made out to "National History Bee and Bowl" for the amount owed (one check per team, please - if you need to pay $15 or whatever to someone on your team, that's fine, but I only want one check per team, so figure out who's sending the check in). The checks need to be sent to the following address, and they must arrive by a week from next Friday (that's plenty of time).
NHBB
PO Box 875
Tenafly, NJ 07670

If you are going to HSNCT, you can give me your team's fee there in either cash or check, but that is the only way to pay cash. I must have all payments by the end of HSNCT, or I will double the amount your team owes and chase you like a gadfly pursuing Io. Don't let that happen.
It's possible (albeit unlikely) that a cheque from Canada sent via regular mail will take longer than the allotted two weeks to reach you in NJ.
It almost certainly won't - is there a way you can send cash or a US $ denominated check? Seeing as though our bank charges $75 to cash foreign checks...

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 7:32 pm
by OctagonJoe
carsten.gehring is my Skype username.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:25 pm
by Matt Weiner
We need another volunteer reader for this.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:55 pm
by Auroni
Matt Weiner wrote:We need another volunteer reader for this.
I've stepped up; add me (my skype is auronigupta)

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sat May 17, 2014 10:56 pm
by vinteuil
Auroni wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:We need another volunteer reader for this.
I've stepped up; add me (my skype is auronigupta)
Thank you so, so much for doing this! Sorry to drop out so late.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 7:36 pm
by Matt Weiner
Congratulations to Jeff Hoppes for winning this tournament. After an exciting 305-300 defeat in the final round of the playoffs to the team of Ryan Rosenberg, Laurence Li, Ben Herman, and Andrew Kiss, Jeff came back to win the first game of an advantaged final 430-130.

Stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/

Thanks to Carsten Gehring for doing stats, and Carsten, Auroni Gupta, and Mike Cheyne for reading.

This was the last usage of this set -- it is now completely clear for discussion and distribution and will be posted shortly.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Sun May 18, 2014 8:11 pm
by adosreme
A big thanks to everyone who put their time and effort into running this for us today. Even as someone who is awful at all things historical, I had an excellent time playing this set!

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Wed May 21, 2014 1:53 pm
by Corry
When will the set be posted? I was hoping to read it to a couple of my high school friends this week.

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 12:06 pm
by grapesmoker
That was really fun. Thanks to Matt and co. for taking the time to read that for us. Will there be a discussion thread at some point?

Re: Online mirror of College History Bowl

Posted: Thu May 22, 2014 12:51 pm
by Cheynem
If I recall, there already is a discussion thread in the collegiate discussion forum.