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Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:43 pm
by Matt Weiner
There will be a Skype mirror of the NASAT set on Saturday, June 21. This is open to teams comprised of any people at all who have not previously seen the questions (i.e.: both high schoolers who are not attending NASAT, and post-high-school people). Team members do not all have to play from the same location. Teams may be anywhere from 1 to 4 people.

For those who are not familiar with NASAT, its target difficulty and style is "exactly the same as ACF Regionals," so if playing such a tournament on an open basis appeals to you, this is your chance.

The tournament will start at 11 AM eastern. The fee is $60 per team, regardless of team size.

Please post here to form teams or register.

Teams:

1) Nguyen/Desai/Brownlow/Kandlikar
2) Goldman/Cole/Elliot/Vinokurov
3) Durgin/Cadungog/Whisler
4) Hankin/Teevens/Dillon/Droge
5) Dos Remedios/Amini/Rajasekaran/Zafar
6) Davis
7) Johnston/Dewan/Beeby/So
8) Minarik/Venkus/Torres
9) Wang/Busse/Zeng
10) Conder /Rangaraju/Thompson/Byrne
11) Raje/Alston/Nagari/Yetman
12) Fischer/Laird/Peterson/Jacob
13) Bentley/Grubb/Lopez-Lago/Smart
14) Huff/Patil/Punyamurtula/Kendrick
15) Karas/Gleb/Xiao/Nguy
16) Sipp/Jiao/Buetel

Readers:

Prieto
Weiner
Gupta
Pond
Eltinge
Yu
Voight
Ulusoy
Pinyan

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:55 pm
by Mike Bentley
I think Skype limits you to 8 people on a conference call, so teams of 4 people from different locations may pose a problem for you.

Anyway, we might organize some group of people in Seattle to play.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:00 pm
by Matt Weiner
I was able to run the game between the two 4-person teams at the CHB online mirror without problems -- the call limit is apparently 25 now.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 5:43 pm
by grapesmoker
I would be interested in playing.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:33 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Does this mean the NASAT matches won't be livestreamed/liveblogged with answers, as in previous years? This sounds fun, but I'm weary of shelling out $15 or more for something if we're just taking it on good faith that nobody listened/watched online.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:34 pm
by Matt Weiner
in on these shenanigans wrote:Does this mean the NASAT matches won't be livestreamed/liveblogged with answers, as in previous years? This sounds fun, but I'm weary of shelling out $15 or more for something if we're just taking it on good faith that nobody listened/watched online.
We are looking more to recording games for posting later, as the streaming service used in past years is no longer available.

I will have the finals liveblogged and just not use that packet in the online mirror. NASAT itself has 20 packets, and online mirrors rarely use more than 12.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:06 pm
by Auroni
I will moderate.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:08 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Matt Weiner wrote:
in on these shenanigans wrote:Does this mean the NASAT matches won't be livestreamed/liveblogged with answers, as in previous years? This sounds fun, but I'm weary of shelling out $15 or more for something if we're just taking it on good faith that nobody listened/watched online.
We are looking more to recording games for posting later, as the streaming service used in past years is no longer available.

I will have the finals liveblogged and just not use that packet in the online mirror. NASAT itself has 20 packets, and online mirrors rarely use more than 12.
Well, then this is an excellent response to that streaming problem! I'd love to play.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:10 pm
by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur
I would like to play this.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 7:43 pm
by jonpin
There's a decent chance I'll want some part in this, be it as player or moderator, as that will be a few days after grades are due.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:56 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
I would very much like to play this.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 10:49 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
I'm mildly interested. If some conglomeration of people want to play this and need a mediocre history and current events specialist, I'm your guy.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 11:03 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Unless some horrible prank is being played on me, I'm under the impression that Ike Jose, Billy Busse, Libo Zeng, and I are forming a team

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:50 am
by Guile Island
I am probably playing this with Morgan Venkus and a few other to-be-determined Illinoisians.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:03 am
by Gautam
Ah, one of those tournaments I can play in my pajamas. I'm signing up.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:46 am
by adosreme
I would like to sign up for this tournament. I plan to play it with various Canadians.

Edit: The team that I have currently put together is Cameron Amini of Colonel By, Aayush Rajasekaran of Waterloo, Waterloo alumnus Huma Zafar, and myself

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 1:07 pm
by JHuh33
I plan to play this with some fellas from Rockford-Auburn.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 4:34 pm
by evilmonkey
Sounds like fun! I will play (and likely will have teammates).

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 5:47 pm
by Victor Prieto
I can read for this.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:01 pm
by Red Panda Cub
A UK team will play this.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 7:52 pm
by nadph
Benji Nguyen and I are playing this. Email me if you want to team up.

EDIT: Austin and Gautam have joined this team.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:20 am
by Galadedrid Damodred
I will be playing this tournament on Benji and Nikhil's team.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 10:14 am
by Taper or die. Can you do any less?
I will be playing this from Dubai and will likely be on Aaron Dos Remedios's team, although this is yet to be confirmed.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:23 am
by Arkangel de la Muerte
I'll be a free agent for this.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:28 pm
by ahuff
I'd like to play. I won't score much, but I'll at least pay my portion of the entry fee.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 3:48 am
by njsbling
I will be playing this with John Gleb, Di Xiao, and Andy Nguy. Our team name will be UC Berkeley.

EDIT: updated 4th player

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 5:04 pm
by Virginia Morgan Keynes
Another Canadian team featuring myself and a hodge-podge of other people will be playing this as well.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 6:58 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
I'm playing this with Rohith Nagari from Brown and Tejas Raje from Cornell. If anyone would like to play with us, please contact me via PM. I'd like to play with someone who knows things about lit and arts.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:11 pm
by Mike Bentley
It's looking likely that there will be 2 Seattle teams, although I still need to confirm the final numbers.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:36 pm
by Windows ME
I can read for this

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:20 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
I know this may cause even more delays due to this tournament being run via Skype, but would it be possible to give teams location slightly longer on bonuses, due to potential lag issues in conferring for teams that are not all playing in the same location? Not by much, just a couple extra seconds or so.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Sat Jun 14, 2014 8:24 pm
by Red Panda Cub
For completeness' sake the "UK" team will be me, Tris Cole, Jonathan Elliott and noted non-British person Jerry Vinokurov.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:53 am
by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill
I'll read for this.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 12:59 am
by Gautam
Galadedrid Damodred wrote:I will be playing this tournament on Benji and Nikhil's team.
I am also on this team now.

-Gautam

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:05 am
by Benin Rebirth Party
A second Canadian team consisting of University of Ottawa and McGill players has formed. If a third team does not form, there may be one or two Canadians in need of a team.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:20 pm
by the third garrideb
odin_envy_me wrote:I will be playing this from Dubai and will likely be on Aaron Dos Remedios's team, although this is yet to be confirmed.
I will also be playing on this team, not from Dubai.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:15 pm
by Pilgrim
I will be playing this with a couple other Alberta people. We probably have room for a free agent to join us.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:34 pm
by AKKOLADE
Some Kentuckians that are not me may or may not play this.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:13 am
by Matt Weiner
Just a reminder to keep updating your status -- if teams have formed, consolidated, or dropped out, I'd like to know, with as complete a roster as possible, so that an accurate schedule can be made and I can make sure we have enough readers. The first post is updated with everything that has been posted so far; please let me know about any further changes.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:48 pm
by cruzeiro
Virginia Morgan Keynes wrote:Another Canadian team featuring myself and a hodge-podge of other people will be playing this as well.
pandabear555 wrote:A second Canadian team consisting of University of Ottawa and McGill players has formed. If a third team does not form, there may be one or two Canadians in need of a team.
These two posts are referring to the same team. Roster currently in the process of being finalized (EDIT: see below). There won't be a third team from Eastern Canada.

EDIT: Roster: Chris Johnston, Ian Dewan, myself and Derek So. Brendan McKendy on standby if Derek can't play (possible Skype problem).
EDIT2 (Thursday evening): Roster update: Chris Johnston, Brendan McKendy, myself and Derek So.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:06 pm
by Peter13
I may be able to offer some services in this, though it may be just as a scorekeeper or stat organizer. Hoping to add to my quiz-credibility.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:37 pm
by ahuff
Would anybody who expressed interest but does not have teammates like to team up? Or alternatively, anybody still need a fourth player? Ideally I'd like to play on a full team of four

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:25 pm
by cornfused
Is there any estimate on the end time for this tourney?

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:02 pm
by MaestroExtraordinaire98
I'd like to play for this, but I don't think I'd do very well.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:43 pm
by Mike Bentley
It's looking very likely the 2nd Seattle team will need 2 additional players. If there's any free agents or half-teams out there that want to team up, shoot me an e-mail at uwquizbowl@gmail.com. To set expectations, this 2nd team is likely going to be in the bottom quartile of teams unless joined by two strong other players.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 9:48 pm
by ahuff
Amol, Ujwal, and I will be playing together with a possible forth teammate.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:10 pm
by jonpin
I'm gonna withdraw as a player/free agent and moderate instead.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:33 pm
by AKKOLADE
jonpin wrote:I'm gonna withdraw as a player/free agent and moderate instead.
Just want to take this opportunity to single out Jon Pinyan as one of quiz bowl's good people.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:37 pm
by Matt Weiner
I'm going to project an end time of 7 PM. If we stay with a number of teams similar to what we have now, we'll do two brackets followed by 2-3 crossover games and then a final as needed.

Re: Open online mirror of NASAT -- June 21

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 11:46 pm
by Rococo A Go Go
My team is currently Ramapriya Rangaraju, Jason Thompson, and myself. We'd definitely be interested in taking on a fourth.