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Experimental tournament during HSNCT

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Gautam Kandlikar and I are writing an experimental (probably doubles) tournament to be held sometime during the weekend of the HSNCT. It will be tossup only, with powers and superpowers, with target difficulty easier than Westbrook's event but harder than ACF Nationals 2007. The tournament will be free, and open to everyone, and be at least ten rounds, hopefully more. Also, since a bunch of high schoolers will be around, I'd be fine allowing them to play on teams of 4. Also, there will be no negs.

I'd like to gauge the interest in such a tournament, and field any questions about logistics or the tournament itself. If anyone wants to help Gautam and me out writing the tournament, email me at jmagin AT umd DOT edu.
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Checking in to say I'm interested.
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Sure, as long as it happens before Sunday evening.
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I'm driving into HSNCT, so I can most likely help staff this if you're looking for staff.
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I will play, assuming I do indeed go.
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I have a plane ticket, so I'll be there. I'll also keep suggesting that you run it Friday night, but it seemed like most people initially preferred Saturday night.
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I'm interested in playing, and as such I'd like to know whether Sunday night is a night that it might happen so I can book my plane tickets.
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wd4gdz wrote:I have a plane ticket, so I'll be there. I'll also keep suggesting that you run it Friday night, but it seemed like most people initially preferred Saturday night.
It would have to start pretty late on Friday night, wouldn't it? The HSNCT website lists the practice rounds going until 10 PM. I wouldn't be so crazy about starting a 10+ round tournament after 10 PM, especially having to get up early the next day.
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Banana paper wrote:
wd4gdz wrote:I have a plane ticket, so I'll be there. I'll also keep suggesting that you run it Friday night, but it seemed like most people initially preferred Saturday night.
It would have to start pretty late on Friday night, wouldn't it? The HSNCT website lists the practice rounds going until 10 PM. I wouldn't be so crazy about starting a 10+ round tournament after 10 PM, especially having to get up early the next day.
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I think I might be interested.. now I will see if I can get Lee to play with me
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Well, would this tournament havve teams that you just choose beforehand, or would there be a draft like Westbrook did?
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I'm definitely interested, assuming that I'll be there.
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I was going to ask whether this would be a great idea, considering that you are supposed to be there on someone else's dime to help them run a tournament... theirs. Logistically how are you going to do this (unless the NAQT folks wants to do it)? Just wondering.
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Pin-tailed Manakin wrote:I was going to ask whether this would be a great idea, considering that you are supposed to be there on someone else's dime to help them run a tournament... theirs. Logistically how are you going to do this (unless the NAQT folks wants to do it)? Just wondering.
Everyone posting above has rationally assumed that this will take place Friday or Saturday evening after the conclusion of NAQT's rounds. There was abundant pickup ACF played at last year's HSNCT, and NAQT was happy to provide rooms and buzzers (which would otherwise be sitting unused).
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Yeah, I'd be shocked if anyone complained if we just found some of the hotel rooms that have buzzers and played there after the rounds are done since nobody's using them and they have stuff set up. If nothing else is workable, I'd imagine enough people could run it out of their personal hotel rooms if they want to volunteer that space.
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I'm very much interested.
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It seems like a lot of people (myself included btw) want to play, but out of curiosity, who would staff such an event?
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Milkfuls wrote:It seems like a lot of people (myself included btw) want to play, but out of curiosity, who would staff such an event?
Assuming I'm going, I'll be staffing. There are a ton of people at the event, not all of them interested in playing, so I'm sure we should be able to find some people to help out.
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If I found a suitable team of comrades, I would be interested in participating.
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If I go to staff HSNCT (fairly likely), I would be happy to play or staff at this tournament. It looks interesting, for sure.

As a side note, how are moderator hotel rooms worked out for the main tournament? Assuming I go, should I be looking for someone to room with?
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Klonoa wrote:If I go to staff HSNCT (fairly likely), I would be happy to play or staff at this tournament. It looks interesting, for sure.

As a side note, how are moderator hotel rooms worked out for the main tournament? Assuming I go, should I be looking for someone to room with?
I think NAQT assigns you a room unless you request people to stay with.
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Banana paper wrote:
I think NAQT assigns you a room unless you request people to stay with.
Ok. Thanks
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Count me in for playing as well.
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Where is this going to be? At the HSNCT hotel? At some other location in Chicago?
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If I can dig up a competent sciences partner, I'm in too.
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DJ Shadow wrote:Where is this going to be? At the HSNCT hotel? At some other location in Chicago?
Yes, I'm pretty sure Jonathan said he was getting or got R.'s permission to hold this tournament in rooms being used for the HSNCT (obviously while that tournament is not going on).
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I'm provisionally in assuming I actually end up going to HSNCT.
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As an instance of my "will play literally anything" policy, I will play this!

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grapesmoker wrote:I'm provisionally in assuming I actually end up going to HSNCT.
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I am not planning on going to the HSNCT, but if I do go I would definitely want to play this.
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I'm in.
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I will be volunteering at HSNCT and am interested in playing this. If anyone needs/wants an okay science player, I am looking for a teammate.
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I'm going to be there staffing, so I would definately be up for this. If anyone is interested in teaming up, I'm pretty strong in history and also fairly competant in geography and art. Also, I'm ass-tastic in science and only slightly better in Lit.
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I'm interested, assuming that my coach doesn't put a ridiculous curfew on us (but even if she did, I'd still probably go)
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I would be in.
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I'd surely play if I go.
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I'm going to be there staffing, so I would definately be up for this. If anyone is interested in teaming up, I'm pretty strong in history and also fairly competant in geography and art. Also, I'm ass-tastic in science and only slightly better in Lit.
Since I suck almost as bad as Steven, I'm definitely down for this and since I haven't seen Chris Ray requesting a teammate, I'm going to request to be Steven's teammate, unless of course you choose to do a draft or if Steven flat-out refuses to play on my team, in which case he can find his own damn room.
Also, there will be no negs.
Yeah, then I'm definitely in... let us know when you figure out the logistics and schedule. We're flying in on Friday morning and out on Monday evening, so whenever you want to have it I'm down to play.
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BobGHHS wrote:
I'm going to be there staffing, so I would definately be up for this. If anyone is interested in teaming up, I'm pretty strong in history and also fairly competant in geography and art. Also, I'm ass-tastic in science and only slightly better in Lit.
Since I suck almost as bad as Steven, I'm definitely down for this and since I haven't seen Chris Ray requesting a teammate, I'm going to request to be Steven's teammate, unless of course you choose to do a draft or if Steven flat-out refuses to play on my team, in which case he can find his own damn room.
You would pull that card you bum. But, yeah, I'll team with Bob, if of course that is allowed. We should make pretty good compliments.
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