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Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:16 pm
by the third garrideb
This is an announcement for various quizbowl events that will be run at the University of Waterloo on July 5. The tournament will take place in the MC building (same as previous tournaments), so please show up to MC 4060 by 9:00 a.m. If you would like to register, or to suggest anything in particular that you would like to have run at this event, please post in this thread.

EVENTS:
Modern World (edited, tossups-only)
"Before-and-After" packets (written by John Lawrence)
Joe Su meta questions
various trash packets
Geography Monstrosity

TEAMS/ATTENDEES:
Waterloo
Dennis Beeby/Jordan Palmer + people
Jay Misuk + "peeps"
Nick Penner + Ian Gillies

Hope to see you all there!

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:33 pm
by Peter13
Could I offer my services to help staff the tournament?

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:23 am
by the third garrideb
Peter13 wrote:Could I offer my services to help staff the tournament?
Thanks, Peter; I don't know what the staff situation currently is, but if it turns out we need more staffers, I'll let you know.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 1:57 pm
by adosreme
May we also read some of the packets out of the Trash Clearinghouse?

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:03 pm
by cruzeiro
I'll be there. I can also bring Ottawa's buzzers if needed.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:24 pm
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
My Meta will make an appearance, and you guys can decide whatever you want on how to use them. Expect 1/3 Abstruse Inside Jokes, 1/3 Mainstream Quizbowl, and 1/3 General Trash/GK/Things I like.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:50 pm
by the third garrideb
adosreme wrote:May we also read some of the packets out of the Trash Clearinghouse?
Yes, we can certainly do this (assuming there are packets that enough people haven't read).
cruzeiro wrote:I'll be there. I can also bring Ottawa's buzzers if needed.
Thanks; I think buzzers would be appreciated.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:52 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
Since it hasn't been mentioned, I have given consent to edit the Modern World packets, so I am assuming this will not be the same tournament that was played at PACE.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:55 pm
by the third garrideb
Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Since it hasn't been mentioned, I have given consent to edit the Modern World packets, so I am assuming this will not be the same tournament that was played at PACE.
Oh, yes. This was already discussed amongst the participants, so I didn't think to mention it. (I have edited the first post to reflect this.)

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:10 pm
by cruzeiro
the third garrideb wrote:
cruzeiro wrote:I'll be there. I can also bring Ottawa's buzzers if needed.
Thanks; I think buzzers would be appreciated.
Will do. Forgot to mention this earlier, but can we have Geo Monstrosity as well?

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:39 am
by Important Bird Area
cruzeiro wrote:can we have Geo Monstrosity as well?
Absolutely.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:05 pm
by Senator_Jay
Well, if Geo Monstrosity is happening, I guess I'll have to make an appearance. Any other ideas for events that day? I'll try to convince some other peeps to come out.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:07 pm
by Mewto55555
If you're wanting more mashups, I wrote a set of Star Wars + academic ones for the same Chicago event JL wrote his Before/Afters; I can pass those along to whomever.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:06 am
by TheRhymeMinister
That famed Carleton duo of T̶h̶u̶n̶d̶e̶r̶ ̶a̶n̶d̶ ̶L̶i̶g̶h̶t̶n̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶ Nick Penner and Michael Martin will be coming down to play this, no matter what the constituent parts are.

EDIT: I'm also bringing the Carleton buzzers.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:31 pm
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
If I have a team for this (I don't right now), I'll go down and play all non-Modern World tournaments. If I go down, I'll bring the Penn buzzers.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:03 am
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:If I have a team for this (I don't right now), I'll go down and play all non-Modern World tournaments. If I go down, I'll bring the Penn buzzers.
I'd encourage you to keep looking around for a team / partner for whatever events you're playing, but I can also give you a Waterloo guarantee that we'll be happy to stuff you alongside some of our charming house players for any events that day that are not held as shootouts / singles (if there are any at all).

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:10 am
by minusfive
I am coming down with Dennis (there's a joke in there somewhere). Anyway, I will be there in some form, and I have coaxed a family member to come play with me as well...So are there, like, teams, or singles, or both, or what? :smile:

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:58 pm
by the third garrideb
minusfive wrote:So are there, like, teams, or singles, or both, or what? :smile:
This is still up in the air, but probably doubles/teams for Modern World and the rest of the events as shootouts I would guess.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:58 pm
by the third garrideb
First post has been updated with location/start time info.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:03 am
by Peter13
I don't know where to place this, but I was wondering if I would still be able to help out. Thanks again.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:54 pm
by TheRhymeMinister
I will not be playing with Michael Martin anymore, but with Ian "Not The Worst Quizbowler In The World" Gillies. Prepare yourselves for the man who rocked 2014 ICT with his massive 2.05 PPG!

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 8:46 pm
by the third garrideb
Peter13 wrote:I don't know where to place this, but I was wondering if I would still be able to help out. Thanks again.
I think we have enough readers, but you're welcome to come play. :)

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Fri Jul 04, 2014 12:25 pm
by Senator_Jay
I'm quite stoked for this, and will be there with a ragtag group to play most, if not all, of these events. See yall bright and early!

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:40 am
by adosreme
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... pe#p219113

Classical music name that tune...just saying.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 12:25 am
by TheRhymeMinister
On behalf of Ian and myself, thanks to Huma, JJ, and everyone at Waterloo for putting on this great day. We really had a great time, and we're happy that no one got permanently lost. I hope we can do similar events in future!

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 7:39 am
by the third garrideb
TheRhymeMinister wrote:On behalf of Ian and myself, thanks to Huma, JJ, and everyone at Waterloo for putting on this great day. We really had a great time, and we're happy that no one got permanently lost. I hope we can do similar events in future!
Thanks to everyone who came out, and thanks also to Christine for handling logistics and stats, and to Faith, Jj, and Aaron for reading. I'm glad people had fun!

In terms of the results, the team of Dennis, Jordan, and Mr. Palmer won the Modern World event. In a thrilling series of games, which included Jay Misuk's first (?) Geo Monstrosity tie, Dennis, Jordan, and Leslie won the geography tournament.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 10:46 am
by Peter13
I just like to thank everyone who came out to this event. I especially want to thank Huma, Christine, Aaron, JJ, and Faith for their excellent moderating. It was a truly fun and wonderful experience. The events were generally very well organized, and the decision on what packets to play were well thought out too.

P.S. Do you have a time frame for when we should expect the stats to be submitted?

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2014 11:01 am
by minusfive
A thoroughly enjoyable day---thanks to all who came out for providing excellent comradeship and competition, and a THANKS! to Huma and the uWaterloo group for running this efficiently, smoothly, and awesomely (and only losing 1 high schooler). Very big THANKS! to Huma, Faith and JJ for reading.

Great stuff, and looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:45 pm
by Senator_Jay
Agreed, it was fun to have such a laid-back yet decently-organized day of confraternizing and side eventing.

Re: Miscellaneous Quizbowl Events @ UWaterloo (July 5, 2014)

Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:44 pm
by the third garrideb
Stats are now available here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2257