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VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 1:27 pm
by Matt Weiner
Hey, as people return home, go to summer internships, or otherwise move around with the end of the academic year, I thought it might be of general interest to note that there will be twice-weekly practices held in Richmond, for any quizbowl people in the area.

These will take place every Tuesday and Thursday from 7 to 9:30 PM, beginning one week from today on May 13, and will all be in the VCU Student Commons, in the rooms noted for each day:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/vcuqb/practice.html

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:26 pm
by Mike Bentley
UMD summer practices will also be open to everyone. Stay tuned for dates and times.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 2:31 pm
by ValenciaQBowl
Hey, Valencia too: if you're in sweltering Orlando, come to West Campus, Bldg. 2, Room 239, from noon till 3 pm. We often have home-made cookies!

Edit: added sig to avoid banishment.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:12 pm
by Kyle
I won't be around, but I think Harvard will have summer practices, likely in conjunction with MIT as was the case last summer. Anyone in Boston is welcome.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:18 pm
by Sima Guang Hater
Kyle wrote:I won't be around, but I think Harvard will have summer practices, likely in conjunction with MIT as was the case last summer. Anyone in Boston is welcome.
Send me info; I think Brown's practices will halt as most of our team will be away. But I'll probably have a car and can take what few are left to Boston occasionally

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:43 pm
by theMoMA
The University of Minnesota quizbowl team will be sponsoring summer practices in the Twin Cities area for both high schoolers and collegiate players. Anyone who is interested should email me at [email protected] to get on the mailing list.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:08 pm
by Maxwell Sniffingwell
Chicago? Northwestern? Illinois?

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 7:11 pm
by dtaylor4
I'll be in Champaign-Urbana, and if there's enough interest, I could try and arrange something, but I doubt there will be interest.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 9:59 pm
by Kyle
ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:
Kyle wrote:I won't be around, but I think Harvard will have summer practices, likely in conjunction with MIT as was the case last summer. Anyone in Boston is welcome.
Send me info; I think Brown's practices will halt as most of our team will be away. But I'll probably have a car and can take what few are left to Boston occasionally
I'll be out of the country. Talk to Andy Watkins ([email protected]). I'm sure that he'll be glad to organize some days when what's left of Harvard, MIT, and Brown can get together to play.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 10:17 pm
by msaifutaa
Kyle wrote:
ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:
Kyle wrote:I won't be around, but I think Harvard will have summer practices, likely in conjunction with MIT as was the case last summer. Anyone in Boston is welcome.
Send me info; I think Brown's practices will halt as most of our team will be away. But I'll probably have a car and can take what few are left to Boston occasionally
I'll be out of the country. Talk to Andy Watkins ([email protected]). I'm sure that he'll be glad to organize some days when what's left of Harvard, MIT, and Brown can get together to play.
Last year we basically just had our MIT practices over the summer as usual (with those who stayed), and Adam came over to visit us because he was awesome like that. I'm not anyone official or anything, but it seems likely we'll try something like that again.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 12:44 am
by Mechanical Beasts
msaifutaa wrote:
Kyle wrote:
ToStrikeInfinitely wrote:Send me info; I think Brown's practices will halt as most of our team will be away. But I'll probably have a car and can take what few are left to Boston occasionally
I'll be out of the country. Talk to Andy Watkins ([email protected]). I'm sure that he'll be glad to organize some days when what's left of Harvard, MIT, and Brown can get together to play.
Last year we basically just had our MIT practices over the summer as usual (with those who stayed), and Adam came over to visit us because he was awesome like that. I'm not anyone official or anything, but it seems likely we'll try something like that again.
I'll be out of town for the majority of the summer (i.e. I won't be in Boston after HSNCT and I won't be back in Boston until mid-September because of Harvard's mighty strange schedule) but if Brown and MIT wanted to put something together before now and HSNCT... my five upcoming finals won't mind much, really.

We'll work something out if there's interest.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:22 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
How do you get to the Student Commons at VCU? I can't find directions...stupid MapQuest won't give me a specific building. Also, my mom's from NY and still doesn't know the city that well, and my teammates who have already gone this season were unable to give me any useful directions...any help is much appreciated.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 8:31 pm
by vcuEvan
MLWGS-Gir wrote:How do you get to the Student Commons at VCU? I can't find directions...stupid MapQuest won't give me a specific building. Also, my mom's from NY and still doesn't know the city that well, and my teammates who have already gone this season were unable to give me any useful directions...any help is much appreciated.
It's this building:
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Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:00 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thanks, Evan!

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 9:38 pm
by Mike Bentley
Maryland practices will be from 5:30 to 8:30 in Jimenez every Thursday this summer. They'll be starting this Thursday.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:53 pm
by Matt Weiner
MLWGS-Gir wrote:How do you get to the Student Commons at VCU? I can't find directions...stupid MapQuest won't give me a specific building. Also, my mom's from NY and still doesn't know the city that well, and my teammates who have already gone this season were unable to give me any useful directions...any help is much appreciated.
I hope Evan's answer cleared things up, but I'll add the verbal directions as well: to get there from where Maggie Walker is, you can just take Lombardy south to Cary Street, turn left and go to Cherry, then turn left on Cherry, left on Main, and you're there.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:16 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Matt Weiner wrote:
MLWGS-Gir wrote:How do you get to the Student Commons at VCU? I can't find directions...stupid MapQuest won't give me a specific building. Also, my mom's from NY and still doesn't know the city that well, and my teammates who have already gone this season were unable to give me any useful directions...any help is much appreciated.
I hope Evan's answer cleared things up, but I'll add the verbal directions as well: to get there from where Maggie Walker is, you can just take Lombardy south to Cary Street, turn left and go to Cherry, then turn left on Cherry, left on Main, and you're there.
Mom has ruled Matt's directions more helpful. Thanks to both of you, though. I should hopefully get there without getting too lost...

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 10:41 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
Sarah, if you (or anyone else, preferably in the West End,) needs a ride, just let me know ahead of time.

[email protected]

3123-102-(408)

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Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:03 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Thanks, George. I'll keep that in mind, since if I remember correctly you live less than 5 minutes from me. I think my mom prefers to take me, though. Her trust of young drivers is somewhat...nonexistent.

Re: VCU summer practices open to all

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 11:34 pm
by Mike Bentley
FYI we're going to be mainly (if not exclusively) testing ASS questions tomorrow at Maryland practice, so it's probably not worth your effort to show up if you're playing in that tournament.