New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

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What Date Would You Prefer?

Early January 2010
15
34%
Early May 2010
9
20%
Late June 2010
15
34%
July 2010
2
5%
August 2010
3
7%
 
Total votes: 44

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Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue May 26, 2009 5:01 pm

No, this tournament will be open to all players.
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Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Post by First Chairman » Wed May 27, 2009 2:36 pm

Age limit? I mean... high school players too?
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Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Post by Mike Bentley » Wed May 27, 2009 2:50 pm

High school players will also be able to play in this event.
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Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Post by BuzzerZen » Thu May 28, 2009 12:47 am

Can my cats play in this event?
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Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Post by Mike Bentley » Thu May 28, 2009 12:51 am

If they pay and write a packet.
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Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Post by Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:17 am

I selected June over January primarily because early January has generally seen rather crappy weather in my neck of the woods leading to travel delays at airports at the starts of the last few semesters. Since this tournament is trying to be national in character, it might be best to do it at a time we are not potentially at the mercy of the airline industry.
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Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Post by No Sollositing On Premise » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:18 pm

I'd definitely be interested in attending this tournament and/or writing for it, but my attendance would be based almost solely on where it's held. If it's within an hour or two's drive from Virginia/Maryland, then I will have a team, money, and packet ready before January. If it isn't, then I'd probably write a packet for kicks but I almost certainly won't be able to attend.
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Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:29 am

Some brief updates:

It looks like this tournament will be happening in June 2010, probably closer to the end of the month. I've had a brief conversation with Chris Ray about hosting this at Maryland and it seems like that might be a possibility, but nothing is confirmed yet. If any other school has a desire to host this, e-mail me at bentley.michael.j@gmail.com.

The current plan is to have this tournament be house written. The target number of rounds produced is 18.

If anyone who doesn't plan on playing in this tournament wants to help out with writing, please shoot me an e-mail at bentley.michael.j@gmail.com. I am especially interested in people willing to write sports (and willing to get started right away).

The current distribution is:
4/4 Movies
4/4 TV
4/4 Music
4/4 Sports
1/1 Videogames
3/3 Other

I am considering knocking the TV distribution down to 3.5/3.5 or even 3/3, as it's proving a bit difficult to find good answer choices for older television in comparison to the other categories. If the TV distribution is reduced, the Other distribution will take up its questions.

A full announcement will probably come around September.
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Re: New National Trash Tournament in 2010?

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Aug 11, 2009 12:06 pm

Dave Letzler informed me that he won't be able to produce as many questions as originally planned for this tournament, so we're still looking for some additional contributors, especially in the major sports (baseball, basketball and football) areas. However, pretty much all contributions from quality writers will be accepted at this time. Just shoot me an e-mail at bentley.michael.j@gmail.com.
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