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Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:51 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
With Ted's tentative sign-up, the field is now full. However, please feel free to continue signing up, if you are still interested, and you will be added to the waitlist. (And many of the people who have signed up already are also "tentative"; so it seems like there is a good chance that spots will open up.) If there is enough demand to warrant expanding the field size, I will consider that; but I assume that this field size will probably hold, given interest in past Literature side tournaments.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:58 pm
by Mike Bentley
I suppose I'll sign up.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:31 pm
by grapesmoker
I don't care about tournament formats as such, but I am a little disheartened by the fact that the field is capped and the limit was reached some six months out from CO. I'm very interested in playing this tournament, but apparently not checking the boards every day is enough to potentially put you out of an opportunity to play an event you've played for years.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:50 pm
by vcuEvan
grapesmoker wrote:I don't care about tournament formats as such, but I am a little disheartened by the fact that the field is capped and the limit was reached some six months out from CO. I'm very interested in playing this tournament, but apparently not checking the boards every day is enough to potentially put you out of an opportunity to play an event you've played for years.
You should sign up. It's likely enough people will drop that you can play now.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:58 pm
by grapesmoker
vcuEvan wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:I don't care about tournament formats as such, but I am a little disheartened by the fact that the field is capped and the limit was reached some six months out from CO. I'm very interested in playing this tournament, but apparently not checking the boards every day is enough to potentially put you out of an opportunity to play an event you've played for years.
You should sign up. It's likely enough people will drop that you can play now.
Yeah, I'm signing up. As I understood it, posting in the thread is sufficient to make that happen. I'm just saying, I don't really get the rationale for capping the field here. You can always expand the bottom room, or just have an extra one.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:00 pm
by dyetman89
magin wrote:I'd like to play this tournament.
What that man said.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 11:32 pm
by Windmill Tump
I guess I'll sign up for the waitlist too, if only for the chance to beat Mike Cheyne.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:00 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
grapesmoker wrote:
vcuEvan wrote:
grapesmoker wrote:I don't care about tournament formats as such, but I am a little disheartened by the fact that the field is capped and the limit was reached some six months out from CO. I'm very interested in playing this tournament, but apparently not checking the boards every day is enough to potentially put you out of an opportunity to play an event you've played for years.
You should sign up. It's likely enough people will drop that you can play now.
Yeah, I'm signing up. As I understood it, posting in the thread is sufficient to make that happen. I'm just saying, I don't really get the rationale for capping the field here. You can always expand the bottom room, or just have an extra one.
I'd also like to join the waitlist, as apparently this thing filled really fast.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:52 pm
by AsherJ
I apologize for my apparent tardiness. Please add me to the waitlist. Thank you.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 3:19 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Any sort of field update? I'd really like to play this.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 3:52 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
cornfused wrote:Any sort of field update? I'd really like to play this.
Anyone who is listed as "tentative" in the first post should confirm whether they plan on playing this. Ted is the only person registered who isn't playing or moderating the CO main event, so I'll e-mail him to check if he still plans on coming. But frankly, if there remain only 1-3 of you on the waitlist, I'm happy to just let you guys play, so long as people don't mind a couple of rooms with nine people instead of eight in the initial seeding round (and we have buzzers that can accommodate that), and a couple of more people in the bottom room for the playoffs.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:01 pm
by hydrocephalitic listlessness
I'm playing for sure!

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:25 pm
by ValenciaQBowl
As the CO indeed is being held on July 18-19 and I'm going, I'm 100% in for this.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:30 pm
by Windmill Tump
I won't actually be able to be at CO, so you can remove me from the waitlist!

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 4:55 pm
by wd4gdz
I would like to sign up, if it's not too late.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 10:20 am
by Camille Palkia
Please put me on the waitlist.

Also, respectfully, and despite my own misgivings about the format from playing Gorilla Lit last year, there is no reason to prohibitively cap the field, since you are already weighting the performance of players across rooms so heavily. You can accommodate almost all interested parties (ironically, everyone at this point BUT myself) just by adding two people each to the fifth and sixth rooms. Ideologically, there doesn't seem to be any need to limit the number of players in the last room, other than due to buzzer limitations. I hope you will consider this perspective. I don't see a need to prevent anyone who is interested from playing from doing so.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed May 27, 2015 12:11 pm
by Sima Guang Hater
I'll staff for this, esp if it helps more people play.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:07 pm
by Cheynem
What is the cost of this event?

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:28 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
Cheynem wrote:What is the cost of this event?
The fee will be $10 per person.

Since Ted has informed me that he can't make it, I've expanded the field to 36 players, so that no one is wait-listed any longer. I've adjusted the room sizes accordingly.

I'll eventually figure out what size rooms to use for the seeding round, but I'm leaning towards 6 rooms of 6 people.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:48 pm
by Nabonidus
I would like to join the newly-emptied waitlist.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:32 am
by Smuttynose Island
Since I am taking his spot at CO, I may as well offer to take Puma's staffing spot at this side event.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 12:58 pm
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
I'll staff this, especially if my countrymate Derek gets into the field.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:01 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
The seeding packet is now 30 tossups instead of 40 tossups. The cap has increased from 8 lines to 8.5 lines, before powermark. I've adjusted the room sizes to make up for the fact that the field is now 36 players.

I have updated my first post to reflect the current field, as I understand it to be. I still have not heard confirmation from Shan Kothari, Chris Manners, and Jacob Reed that they are still planning on playing this. If you are one of those people, please let me know about this ASAP.

If you'd like to staff this tournament and haven't told me, please let me know.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:03 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
Because we have a very full schedule on Sunday, and I want this tournament to run as efficiently as possible, so that the history tournament doesn't start too late, here's what we're going to do:

I'm going to place a centralized order with Pizza Capri for lunch on Sunday. Pizza Capri has vegan/dairy-free and gluten-free options. The buy-in for the centralized lunch is $6. I've created a survey to specify your pizza dietary needs (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/TT9KLGT), which I will keep open until I wake up on Friday the 17th, and place the order.

I will deputize a member of the UChicago team to be in Cobb and handle the delivery, in case I am still playing the Visual Arts tournament when it arrives. Once the Visual Arts tournament ends, we will immediately start the seeding round of RILKE. If you are not playing the Visual Arts tournament and you are playing RILKE, make sure you plan to get there in time.

After the seeding round is done, players can proceed to the control room to get slices of pizza, while I figure out the assignments for the playoffs. However, players will be asked to take their pizza with them into their first playoffs match, and eat while they play.

To make this absolutely clear: There is not going to be a lunch break on Sunday. If you are playing RILKE and you are not opting in to the centralized lunch, that's fine, but you should plan on bringing a lunch that you can eat while playing quizbowl, because I am not stopping this tournament so you can eat.

If people not playing or staffing RILKE want to opt in to the centralized lunch anyway, for convenience's sake, they are entirely welcome to do so. The buy-in price is the same.

And yes, I too mourn the fact that Pizza Capri is not Uncle Joe's, but I know from experience that Uncle Joe's is too slow to serve and too messy to eat to facilitate the efficiency that this Sunday will require.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:08 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
I forgot to mention this in my response and I'm not sure what your exact plans are, but my dietary needs are "not Chicago-style pizza", so please order one or more that satisfy that criterion.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:10 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
Auks Ran Ova wrote:I forgot to mention this in my response and I'm not sure what your exact plans are, but my dietary needs are "not Chicago-style pizza", so please order one or more that satisfy that criterion.
Please rest assured that I do not recognize Chicago-style "pizza" as pizza, and have no intention to order any such atrocities.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:10 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
ThisIsMyUsername wrote:
Auks Ran Ova wrote:I forgot to mention this in my response and I'm not sure what your exact plans are, but my dietary needs are "not Chicago-style pizza", so please order one or more that satisfy that criterion.
Please rest assured that I do not recognize Chicago-style "pizza" as pizza, and have no intention to order any such atrocities.
You're a good man, John Lawrence.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:55 pm
by Cheynem
Will someone also order/bring drinks?

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:07 am
by rylltraka
I'm planning on staffing this.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:16 am
by Wynaut
I can definitely be around to staff this as well. If there's enough staffers already, feel free to disregard this.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:56 pm
by Bloodwych
I'll be there.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:30 pm
by Unicolored Jay
I'll staff this.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:11 am
by Nabonidus
I could also staff if I don't get into the event itself (which seems pretty likely).

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:19 am
by Cheynem
If someone is still on the waitlist, couldn't that person perhaps just be placed in the lowest room after seeding?

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:35 am
by ThisIsMyUsername
Cheynem wrote:If someone is still on the waitlist, couldn't that person perhaps just be placed in the lowest room after seeding?
I'm fine in principle with that. But the bottom room has 10 people, and I'm not sure if we have a buzzer set at this tournament that can accommodate more than 10. So, that would mean one person in the bottom room always playing slap-bowl.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:37 am
by Cheynem
Last year, there were WAY more people than buzzers in the bottom rooms.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:51 am
by ThisIsMyUsername
Cheynem wrote:Last year, there were WAY more people than buzzers in the bottom rooms.
If the players likely to be in the bottom room are fine with that arrangement, I'm fine with it too.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:54 pm
by Mike Bentley
ThisIsMyUsername wrote:
Cheynem wrote:Last year, there were WAY more people than buzzers in the bottom rooms.
If the players likely to be in the bottom room are fine with that arrangement, I'm fine with it too.
I could probably bring my system that mostly works for up to like 20 people if there's a desire for this.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:27 pm
by Muriel Axon
I'm turning my "tentative" to a "no," so if Derek's the only guy on the waitlist right now, we shouldn't have a problem.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:02 am
by ThisIsMyUsername
With Shan's drop, the field should now be a perfect 36, and we're locked in.

I just sent an e-mail to all of those players and staffers for this tournament who have not yet filled out the pizza survey, reminding them to do so. I am going to order only enough pizza to feed those who signed up for pizza. So, if you're planning to participate in this buy-in, please fill out the survey by tomorrow night.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:14 pm
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Statsy things:

Jordan Brownstein 9195
Jonathan Magin 6525
Tommy Casalaspi 5235
Will Nediger 5220
Matt Bollinger 4590
Matt Jackson 3320
Rob Carson 2500
Auroni Gupta 2230
Jacob Reed 1118
Chris Ray 1029
Ike Jose 1026
Stephen Liu 930
Evan Adams 900
Saajid Moyen 800
Andrew Hart 774
Chris Manners 620
Derek So 502
Sam Bailey 501
Jerry Vinokurov 430
Will Holub-Moorman 282
Greg Peterson 163
Richard Yu 159
Doug Yetman 105
Andrew Wang 78
Selene Koo 53
Dylan Minarik 50
Trevor Davis 43
Mike Cheyne 42
Chris Borglum 32
Athena Kern 30
Matt Lafer 29
Charles Hang 24
Tejas Raje 24
Jordan Palmer 17
Foster Hughes 15
Mike Bentley 14
Rama Rangaraju 4
Billy Beyer 1

EDIT: one scoresheet that was never handed in was eventually found.

I will eventually attach a value-only copy of the spreadsheet and double check all the data.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:44 am
by Cheynem
Is this set clear for discussion?

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:11 am
by ThisIsMyUsername
Cheynem wrote:Is this set clear for discussion?
No, I'm in negotiations to have this mirrored, so I'll set up a private discussion forum sometime later today.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:41 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
I sent in a request for a private discussion subforum for this, yesterday. Could one of the administrators please create one? Thanks.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:37 am
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
Stats file uploaded.

Re: RILKE: Chicago Open Literature Singles 2015

Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:29 am
by ThisIsMyUsername
The private discussion subforum is up.