Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

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Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Matt Weiner » Sat May 03, 2008 9:52 pm

Hey, I'm thinking of putting together some open events at VCU in August. The Saturday event would be a Chicago Open-level tournament written mostly by me, the Sunday would be a mirror of the Irvine novice if the people in charge of that event are willing to set up such a thing. Who would be interested in playing this?

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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by dyetman89 » Sat May 03, 2008 10:07 pm

I'd be very interested, and I think some of the other Stuyvesantians might be as well (presence in the country depending). BTW, first Titanomachy, and now this? Are you a packet-writing machine, Matt?
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Gonzagapuma1 » Sat May 03, 2008 10:07 pm

I would be interested.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Sir Thopas » Sat May 03, 2008 10:22 pm

Can you mirror this in Plovdiv please?
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by theMoMA » Sat May 03, 2008 11:18 pm

I'd try to get out there for this.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun May 04, 2008 12:37 am

theMoMA wrote:I'd try to get out there for this.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Pilgrim » Sun May 04, 2008 12:44 am

Ukonvasara wrote:
theMoMA wrote:I'd try to get out there for this.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by cornfused » Sun May 04, 2008 1:59 am

Hmm... I would consider playing this... solo... six weeks before fall term starts. I'm officially an addict.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Sun May 04, 2008 2:41 am

I'm too awful for CO and too ineligible for the novice tournament, but I might be able to moderate.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun May 04, 2008 11:21 am

CasanovaFrankenstein wrote:I'm too awful for CO and too ineligible for the novice tournament, but I might be able to moderate.
I believe Matt was making the novice tournament open to everyone and potentially splitting things into divisions if there was enough interest.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by The Atom Strikes! » Sun May 04, 2008 4:55 pm

metsfan001 wrote:Can you mirror this in Plovdiv please?
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Sir Thopas » Sun May 04, 2008 5:04 pm

SwissBoy wrote:
metsfan001 wrote:Can you mirror this in Plovdiv please?
Going to the International Linguistics Olympiad?
Indeed. So it'd be like a 6-hour drive anyway, but you get the point.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Lapego1 » Sun May 04, 2008 8:44 pm

I'd hit this up.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Mon May 05, 2008 10:31 am

but matt this coincides with BOOOOOOOOOTCAMP

EDIT: this sounds interesting and I am willing and available to be apart of this.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by First Chairman » Mon May 05, 2008 10:41 am

dude... bootcamp!
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 2 & 3?

Post by Matt Weiner » Mon May 05, 2008 12:59 pm

Ah yes.

Now moving to the 16/17.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Crimson Rosella » Mon May 05, 2008 1:45 pm

I'd be interested in playing in the open tournament with a team and I'd do my best to convince some of my teammates to accompany me and play in the novice tournament (I could help read or whatever, or play, I'm not sure whether I'd be eligible or not).
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by NoahMinkCHS » Mon May 05, 2008 4:55 pm

I'll actually be moving to Virginia about a week before this (thanks to the date change), so I might be interested in playing or helping read or something.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Mon May 05, 2008 5:34 pm

I would be interested in getting a Midwest mirror for this and will probably be around Kirksville then. I've never TD'ed but I will talk to Christopher to see what he thinks of this one.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Mon May 05, 2008 5:37 pm

Awesome.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon May 05, 2008 5:48 pm

Kent B wrote:I would be interested in getting a Midwest mirror for this and will probably be around Kirksville then. I've never TD'ed but I will talk to Christopher to see what he thinks of this one.
That would make it many times more likely that I (and probably the rest of Minnesota) would show up. Hooray!
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by cornfused » Mon May 05, 2008 6:58 pm

Still no for me, though - if U of C mirrors it, then I'm in for sure.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by millionwaves » Mon May 05, 2008 7:00 pm

Kent B wrote:I would be interested in getting a Midwest mirror for this and will probably be around Kirksville then. I've never TD'ed but I will talk to Christopher to see what he thinks of this one.
Please do this.

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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by First Chairman » Mon May 05, 2008 8:33 pm

When does class and orientation start at VCU? http://www.vcu.edu/academiccalendars/ That seems to cut it a bit close.

(Of course I wind up being "on call" for freshman orientations and first-month-of-class...)
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Magister Ludi » Mon May 05, 2008 10:38 pm

I will play both of these tournaments.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Sima Guang Hater » Tue May 06, 2008 3:03 pm

I'll try to show up.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Tue May 06, 2008 3:38 pm

I'll try to show up, too.

My parents will probably not let me drive to VCU, considering that I've never driven solo to Virginia before and they (rightly) will have a low expectation for how much I'll sleep at this thing. Anyone coming to this thing who plans to take a route that goes through (or reasonably near) Pittsburgh?
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Post by Mike Bentley » Tue May 06, 2008 4:27 pm

It is likely that I will be there and probably pretty likely that other Maryland people will be there.
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Post by BuzzerZen » Tue May 06, 2008 5:25 pm

I will show up for whatever doesn't conflict with work, which I may not be able to predict very far in advance if I end up working at the Apple Store, so this post probably isn't too helpful, but whatever.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue May 06, 2008 5:54 pm

BuzzerZen wrote:I will show up for whatever doesn't conflict with work, which I may not be able to predict very far in advance if I end up working at the Apple Store, so this post probably isn't too helpful, but whatever.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Matt Weiner » Tue May 06, 2008 5:55 pm

Just to be clear, there will be no discounts offered at this tournament for bringing overpriced pseudocomputers with the world's worst warranty plans.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

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Matt wrote:Just to be clear, there will be no discounts offered at this tournament for bringing overpriced pseudocomputers with the world's worst warranty plans.
Hey, any company that replaces a bunch of keys on my keyboard for free, and that doesn't bat an eye when I explain that they got knocked off when I dropped a tart pan onto my laptop, is fine in my book.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Deckard Cain » Tue May 06, 2008 6:25 pm

Kent B wrote:I would be interested in getting a Midwest mirror for this and will probably be around Kirksville then. I've never TD'ed but I will talk to Christopher to see what he thinks of this one.
I would undoubtedly show up for this as well.
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Post by BuzzerZen » Tue May 06, 2008 7:25 pm

Matt Weiner wrote:Just to be clear, there will be no discounts offered at this tournament for bringing overpriced pseudocomputers with the world's worst warranty plans.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

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Matt Weiner wrote:Just to be clear, there will be no discounts offered at this tournament for bringing overpriced pseudocomputers with the world's worst warranty plans.
So no Alienware?
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Matt Weiner » Thu May 08, 2008 10:16 am

OK, there is clearly interest for this, so I will take the next steps of finding out if we can get rooms at VCU, and talking to Irvine about mirroring their tournament.
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Matt Weiner wrote:Just to be clear, there will be no discounts offered at this tournament for bringing overpriced pseudocomputers with the world's worst warranty plans.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

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Matt Weiner wrote:Just to be clear, there will be no discounts offered at this tournament for bringing overpriced pseudocomputers with the world's worst warranty plans.
So no Alienware?
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Jeremy Gibbs-Marangoni Effect » Fri May 09, 2008 9:16 am

I'll probably be able to come to the Midwest mirror.
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by wowitsquinthaha » Sun Jun 01, 2008 8:53 pm

Can we play in just one tournament or do we have to play in both, cause I'm sure Cameron and Tommy and I would love to play in the Novice one, but I wont be here on the Chic Open one + we would uh...not do well. Ill talk to you about it on Tuesday though
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Re: Two-tournament weekend at VCU August 16 & 17?

Post by Matt Weiner » Tue Jun 03, 2008 2:55 pm

Hey, we just got our room reservations confirmed so this weekend will be happening. Expect formal announcements of both tournaments shortly.
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