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Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 2:54 pm
by Cheynem
This is the official announcement for the Side Event Weekend 2016 mirror at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. We will be hosting as many as possible of the summer side/theme events that have been announced for the "second summer open" this year.

See: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=18535&p=316849 for an index.

I will be broadly directing the event in conjunction with Auroni Gupta.

This tournament will take place on Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, 2016. Logistical information will be posted/sent as the day approaches, but for those familiar with recent Michigan summer opens, it will be in a similar location and times as then. We are somewhat limited in our rooms and presumably staffers, but this was not an issue at all last year--just keep in mind that tournament formats for some events might have to be adjusted (quads instead of doubles or vice versa, shootouts) and that we heartily encourage you to staff events you are not interested in playing.

We are copying VCU's format of registration. If you are interested in coming to our site, please e-mail me (and CC Auroni). This will constitute "registration." Please only do this if you are very sure you are going, not that there's a chance or if you're possibly interested. This will register you for the whole weekend as a whole. Obviously you do not have to play or attend every event.

Once you have registered as a participant in the weekend, you will be granted access to a Google spreadsheet on which you may officially form teams for each event. Since only people who have actually registered using their real e-mail addresses will be able to edit the spreadsheet, the spreadsheet WILL be considered the official, binding way to join a particular team. Each event will have its team size and a free agent list indicated in the tab. I have set up the spreadsheet to definitely include the three "main" academic-esque events (Listory, ARTSEE, Culture of Improvement) and a separate tab featuring the other announced events at this time (this is not to be considered a slight--it's just that they are more niche in interest or are somewhat contingent on packet size, and may end up being played as shootouts). If and when other events are made official, they will get added.

Schedule will be made when we see how many people we have, what staffing situation is like, what we're most interested in playing. We can't really commit to anything super early or accommodate any requests for moving the schedule, so just plan on being there both days if you want to play everything. We will obviously try to play the events with the most interest first.

Tournament fees will be decided soon and are contingent on the prices set up by the authors of the various events. If the editor or author of the side event is at our site, you can pay that person directly; otherwise, we will coordinate payment and let you know prior to the tournament how much you owe. As things get closer, I can post a handy chart showing each event and the prices. It is important with all of these moving parts that you bring some form of payment (preferably cash or check).

Again, please e-mail me (Mike Cheyne) at chey0004 AT UMN DOT EDU and Auroni (auronigupta AT gmail DOT com) to register yourself for the weekend, after which you may form teams for each event on the spreadsheet. If you do not have a team but are interested in playing, just put yourself as a free agent for now. We're starting with teams of four, but we can adjust if needed. Post any questions here. We will see you in August.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan)

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 3:34 pm
by Cheynem
I'll be keeping a running tab of people who have registered for at least one event in case you want to get a sense of who's here before you might want to register.

BROAD FIELD (i.e.. playing at least one thing--30 people)
Mike Bentley, Harris Bunker, Rob Carson, Mike Cheyne, Calvin Chu
Kurtis Droge, Mike Etzkorn, Austin Foos, Kenji Golimlim, Eliza Grames
Auroni Gupta, Andrew Hart, Ike Jose, Athena Kern, Samir Khan, Matt Lafer, Ophir Lifshitz
Jacob Manaker, Brian McPeak, Dylan Minarik, Will Nediger, Joe Nutter
Collin Parks (maybe), Tejas Raje, Conner Reynolds, Kai Smith
Ashvin Srivatsa, Tamara Vardomskaya, Morgan Venkus, Ryan Westbrook

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:43 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Interested but gotta get out of work

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:54 pm
by Cheynem
I updated the sheet to include Eternal Sonata.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:57 pm
by Excelsior (smack)
If there are any caravans travelling to this from Chicago* willing to take on an extra person, could you drop me an email (ashvin.21@gmail.com) or forum PM?

* (or anywhere in the Madison-Milwaukee-Chicago-Rockford convex hull, I guess)

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:10 pm
by Cheynem
While the people's will (and time) is ultimately what will decide what gets played (and I'm reasonably certain we can fit almost everything in right now anyway, although some might have to be shootouts or tossup only), I would venture to say we're teetering on the maximum capacity of events right now at our site. Keep that in mind if you're announcing events or attending.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:02 am
by UlyssesInvictus
How should we work with organizers to see that our event gets played/logistics are taken care of?

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:23 am
by Cheynem
Contact the organizers (Auroni/me) with information about payment (if any) and packets; we'll let you know beforehand to confirm if the events are being run (or are at least planning on being run).

Does this mean your event will be run?

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:31 pm
by UlyssesInvictus
Cheynem wrote:Contact the organizers (Auroni/me) with information about payment (if any) and packets; we'll let you know beforehand to confirm if the events are being run (or are at least planning on being run).

Does this mean your event will be run?
Yup! Sent you a PM.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:37 pm
by Cheynem
(see bottom for most up to date schedule)

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:31 pm
by Cheynem
Bumping this thread now that I've written a slightly less verbose, more clear tentative schedule above. BURI complicates things a bit, but probably not that bad.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/6-8/7

Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:10 pm
by Cheynem
Bump to note that with a mass registration of Chicago people, we're reaching critical mass in terms of rooms/staff (and we can't really expand them).

The cap is basically closed at 8 teams (ideally), so 32 people, and I think we have like 26 people signed up. Obviously there's some fluidity here as some of those people are staffing some events and shootouts are more amorphous and not everyone is playing everything (especially on Sunday). But if you're on the fence about going, register now or risk being on the waiting list for some things.

Also, just a reminder if that if you already signed up for this, some new events have been added to the doc. Express interest so we can know the interest level for everything.

Final Edit: Could moving some of the more niche things to Friday night work? The people traveling in might have to get there sooner, but since less people fly to this than like a CO, it might work.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:41 pm
by Cheynem
After some consultation and feedback, I've created this tentative schedule. I'll take any additional feedback around mid-July when I'll codify it and send it out to all the signed up attendees. Times of start will be TBD.

FRIDAY NIGHT (the 5th, starting around 7 PM)
*CLEAR packets ($2 per packet played)--shootout of some sort. For both of these events, we'll probably do rotating teams because there are bonuses.
*GRAPHIC (free will donation)--shootout of some sort

SATURDAY (registration from around 8:15 to 8:45, start no later than 9 AM)
*Listory (teams, $10)
*Culture of Improvement (teams, free)
*ARTSEE (teams, $10)

SUNDAY (registration from around 8:15 to 8:45, start no later than 9 AM)
*NBA Shootout (shootout, $5). This can be revised to teams if there is time.
*Not Another Trash Tournament (teams, $1 per packet that exists)
*Tricon (shootout, free)
*Guerrilla Film (shootout, free). If there are a ton of Tricon and Film packets, we'll probably try and put a cap on the number of rounds played so we can move along (can always come back if time)
*Eternal Sonata (shootout, free)--I guess this could always be moved to lunch?

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:59 pm
by Progcon
Will there be any buzzer discounts? I have a buzzer set that I would definitely be willing to bring but I'm curious if the staff has enough sets already.

Thanks!

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:11 pm
by Cheynem
Due to the weird nature of the tournament, there will be no staff discounts (not that there are usually are in open tournaments).

Check with Auroni or Will about buzzer discounts; it would be tricky to implement across multiple tournaments, but we may need buzzers and we can probably work something out.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:18 pm
by Cheynem
Please sign up and form teams for the events promptly. If you do not have teams formed for events by the evening of the 5th, we'll do that for you.

EDIT: BURI might make more sense as doubles. Everything else is tentatively quads.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:54 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Hello Michigan-bound friends--

I'll have a 20+ tossup vanity music packet to read at some point during the weekend. I was planning on just reading it in the hotel for Eliza, Andrew, and some luckless Illinois youngsters, but the cancellation of BURI means that there might be time to read this to others as well, on Saturday night (or really whenever). So if you liked the same shit I did in 2004, you're in luck!

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:58 pm
by Cheynem
Schedule has been updated above that now that BURI is dead.

Note that Culture of Improvement is probably going to be played BEFORE ARTSEE now.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:26 pm
by Progcon
Auks Ran Ova wrote:Hello Michigan-bound friends--

I'll have a 20+ tossup vanity music packet to read at some point during the weekend. I was planning on just reading it in the hotel for Eliza, Andrew, and some luckless Illinois youngsters, but the cancellation of BURI means that there might be time to read this to others as well, on Saturday night (or really whenever). So if you liked the same shit I did in 2004, you're in luck!
I'd be down to hear this as long as there is pop punk. I was 7 back in 2004 so I was not really that into the music scene but it sounds fun.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:31 pm
by Wynaut
Auks Ran Ova wrote:Hello Michigan-bound friends--

I'll have a 20+ tossup vanity music packet to read at some point during the weekend. I was planning on just reading it in the hotel for Eliza, Andrew, and some luckless Illinois youngsters, but the cancellation of BURI means that there might be time to read this to others as well, on Saturday night (or really whenever). So if you liked the same shit I did in 2004, you're in luck!
I'd play this.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:00 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Progcon wrote:as long as there is pop punk
Ahahahahahaha, you'll be a-okay.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:14 pm
by Cheynem
Last minute schedule bump.

All events at Lorch Hall.

FRIDAY NIGHT (7 PM)
*Reading of various CLEAR II packets ($2 a packet).
*GRAPHIC as shootout (free will offering. I will put up $5 as a bounty to the winner; if I win, I will donate to Raynor)

SATURDAY (starts sharp at 9 AM)
*Listory ($10)
*Culture of Improvement (free)
*ARTSEE ($10)

SUNDAY (starts sharp at 9 AM)
*Ten Point Shootout ($5)
*Not Another Trash Tournament ($10)
*Tricon (as shootout)
*Guerrilla FIlm (as shootout)
*Eternal Sonata (if time, as shootout)

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:20 pm
by women, fire and dangerous things
We'll meet in the lounge on the mezzanine on the 4th floor of Lorch on all days. The Tappan Street entrance will be unlocked on Saturday and Sunday, but send me a text (226-700-4032) if you can't get in on Friday evening.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:40 pm
by John Ketzkorn
Cheynem wrote:
*Eternal Sonata (if time, as shootout)
:aaa:

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:46 pm
by Cheynem
I am pretty sure there will be time, but that's just a note to people who have to leave by early afternoon or whatever.

If we can find some time to fit in earlier, we will.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 11:04 pm
by Cody
Here are some scoresheets suitable for this weekend. (1) is normal; (2) is normal but 20/0; (4) is shootout with 20/0 packets.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 2:07 am
by Auroni
Mike Cheyne won GRAPHIC decisively. Here are the scores:

Mike C - 21/39/5 = 680
Will - 3/5/1 = 90
Matt - 6/9/5 = 155
Chris - 2/4/3 = 55
Tamara - 2/3/1 = 55
Athena - 10/4/6 = 160
Mike E - 0/1/0 = 10

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:14 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Here are the room A Tricon scores:

Nediger Packet
Mike C 55
Auroni 25
Rob 90
Tejas 45
Ike -10
Ashvin 5
Dylan 55
Harris -5
Brian 15

Cheyne Packet
Brian 40
Auroni 50
Tejas 100
Ashvin 0
Dylan 40
Rob 60
Will 80
Harris 0
Ike 25

Owen Wister's The Virginian Packet
Brian -5
Mike C 35
Tejas 20
Ashvin 0
Dylan 75
Rob 55
Will 40
Harris -10
Ike 15

Douglass Packet
Brian 20
Mike C 20
Tejas 65
Auroni 40
Dylan 55
Rob 60
Will 10
Harris 0
Ike 15

Cumulative
Rob 265
Tejas 230
Dylan 225
Will 130 (3 rounds)
Mike C 90 (3 rounds)
Auroni 75 (3 rounds)
Brian 70
Ike 45
Ashvin 5
Harris -15

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:13 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
This was fun - thanks to everyone who helped put it on or contributed events.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:24 pm
by Cheynem
I think this went reasonably well. We seemed to get a touch delayed on Sunday, although we did play a lot, so maybe we didn't.

OVERALL EVENT WINNERS (not counting CLEAR)

GRAPHIC: Mike Cheyne
Listory: Rob Carson, Mike Cheyne, Ike Jose, Chris Ray, Tamara Vardomskaya
Culture of Improvement: Rob Carson, Mike Cheyne, Andrew Hart, Tejas Raje
ARTSEE: Rob Carson, Mike Cheyne, Auroni Gupta, Andrew Hart, Tamara Vardomskaya
10-Point Shootout: Joe Nutter, Tejas Raje
Not Another Trash Tournament: Dylan Minarik, Will Nediger, Tejas Raje, Chris Ray
Tricon: Rob Carson (don't have the stats for the other room, I'll give Rob the win)
Guerrilla Film: Mike Cheyne
Eternal Sonata: Dylan Minarik

Gold Medal Count
Mike Cheyne: 5
Rob Carson: 4
Tejas Raje: 3
Andrew Hart: 2
Dylan Minarik: 2
Chris Ray: 2
Tamara Vardomskaya: 2
Auroni Gupta: 1
Ike Jose: 1
Will Nediger: 1
Joe Nutter: 1
Sid Dogra: 0

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:30 pm
by MorganV
This was a ton of fun. The format was really unique and brought a lot of variety and exciting moments to the weekend. Thanks so much to all the writers and to Michigan for hosting!

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:48 pm
by Ike
This was a lot of fun - just a reminder that quizbowl is a lot more fun without that biology crap.
Sid Dogra: 0
Also don't forget that Sid didn't win his first game until Sunday.

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:58 pm
by MorganV
Ike wrote:This was a lot of fun - just a reminder that quizbowl is a lot more fun without that biology crap.
Sid Dogra: 0
Also don't forget that Sid didn't win his first game until Sunday.
Sid I saved you

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:24 am
by Mike Bentley
Are stats for Listory ever going to be posted?

Re: Side Event Weekend 2016 (Michigan) 8/5-8/7

Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 11:34 am
by Cheynem
Kurtis has them on his computer which he left in Ann Arbor.