ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

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ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by Dennis » Mon May 25, 2009 6:49 pm

Brown Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that Early Fall Tournament 4 (subtitle pending) will be held on Saturday, October 3rd, 2009 (pending approval from administration). It will be a standard mACF academic tournament, and it will be on the same level as last year's tournament (around ACF Fall). Our goal is to attract newer players to quiz bowl by holding an early non-packet submission tournament, and it will be primarily written by me (Dennis Jang), Eric Mukherjee, Aaron Rosenberg, Jerry Vinokurov, Guy Tabachnik, Ian Eppler, and Daniel Klein.

Whenever you decide to register, please contact me at dennis _ jang AT brown DOT edu with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers. We’re hoping to be able to accommodate as many as 30 teams this year so that we avoid turning away any new teams, and, as a result, we would prefer that the more experienced players volunteer to staff so that we can host a well-run event that avoids running into the wee hours of the night.

Fee schedule:
Base fee: $100
Buzzer discount: -$5 each
Staff discount: -$10 each
Travel discount: -$10 for every 200 miles traveled

As usual, we are looking for teams interested in mirroring our tournament, so please contact me if you’re interested.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Mon May 25, 2009 7:53 pm

There is nothing more I want to do then spend my birthday at EFT playing quizbowl. Hopefully when college starts you will see GMU there with a team, or maybe two
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by DumbJaques » Mon May 25, 2009 8:20 pm

Zach Foster wrote:There is nothing more I want to do then spend my birthday at EFT playing quizbowl. Hopefully when college starts you will see GMU there with a team, or maybe two
Uh, well, I mean awesome if you personally want to take a trip to Brown, but there's sure to be a Mid-Atlantic mirror that GMU will probably attend.

Also dude, check this out. Here is a list of people who would probably like to be consulted before you declare their desire to attend an event:
-The GMU team

Considering that you have a record of declaring interest for an event and like never going to things ever, let me offer you some friendly advice: Do not continue to make these kind of statements, even if you mean them just to express your own personal wishes, and definitely do not make such statements that are basically assured not to happen, on behalf of organizations you do not currently belong to (much less have any kind of leadership role with). Right now Phil Graves is wondering if he's going to be making a trip up to Providence trapped in your trunk.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by grapesmoker » Mon May 25, 2009 8:34 pm

EFT typically has a mid-Atlantic mirror and I'm sure this year will be no exception.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Mon May 25, 2009 9:42 pm

I am very much interested in playing in this. Of course, I still need to see if I can drag along a VT team.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Mon May 25, 2009 9:45 pm

DumbJaques wrote:
Zach Foster wrote:There is nothing more I want to do then spend my birthday at EFT playing quizbowl. Hopefully when college starts you will see GMU there with a team, or maybe two
Uh, well, I mean awesome if you personally want to take a trip to Brown, but there's sure to be a Mid-Atlantic mirror that GMU will probably attend.

Also dude, check this out. Here is a list of people who would probably like to be consulted before you declare their desire to attend an event:
-The GMU team

Considering that you have a record of declaring interest for an event and like never going to things ever, let me offer you some friendly advice: Do not continue to make these kind of statements, even if you mean them just to express your own personal wishes, and definitely do not make such statements that are basically assured not to happen, on behalf of organizations you do not currently belong to (much less have any kind of leadership role with). Right now Phil Graves is wondering if he's going to be making a trip up to Providence trapped in your trunk.
I only was expressing my personal wishes, and you're doing nothing productive by belittling me with events that occured in high school. Now by doing this, you are not only making me not want to play quizbowl, but I don't need to attend a Mid-Atlantic-Mirror to be attacked by you Chris. I apologize if I again offended you by only wishing to attend this event without having to go through the whole past bullshit process that was lack of interest from my teamates in high school.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by Kouign Amann » Mon May 25, 2009 9:49 pm

Bakery, State, and Utopia wrote:you are not only making me not want to play quizbowl
If the fact that someone was mean to you once is reason for you quitting quizbowl, I also call into question your dedication.
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Post by Tower Monarch » Mon May 25, 2009 9:51 pm

I too would like to express interest as I know the merits of these writers and EFT2 was my first college tournament. This will be a great warmup to play as Dartmouth without having to face Guy and Ian. However, if Zach Foster comes to the Mid-Atlantic Mirror as part of a GMU team, I will head South to see this.
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Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Mon May 25, 2009 9:55 pm

Prof.Whoopie wrote:
Bakery, State, and Utopia wrote:you are not only making me not want to play quizbowl
If the fact that someone was mean to you once is reason for you quitting quizbowl, I also call into question your dedication.
I just want don't someone attacking me over this. I would think you all would have ignored me if I mean so fucking little to all of you, because honestly I love quizbowl, but I don't need to deal with all this damn bullshit because I wish to attend a collegiate event ( A novice event nonetheless). Overall I would attend the Mid-Atlantic Mirror instead, but again I believe you don't understand my situation in high school was more than just financial issues, and severe lack of interest from my teamates
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by Cheynem » Tue May 26, 2009 9:53 am

Nobody is attacking you dude and this really isn't a lot of "bullshit," as you said.

The gist of Chris' message was that when you are part of a collegiate program, it is best to consult with your teammates before offering up, even in passing, rumblings that you might be playing this at a particular site. It's great to be interested in it, but unless you yourself personally have plans to drive somewhere and play solo/free agent, you have to work with the program.

Also, I hope you play a lot of quizbowl! It's fun!
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Post by grapesmoker » Tue May 26, 2009 3:15 pm

DumbJaques wrote:Right now Phil Graves is wondering if he's going to be making a trip up to Providence trapped in your trunk.
That would certainly land you a hefty discount if you managed to pull it off.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by The Logic of Scientific Disco » Tue May 26, 2009 5:35 pm

grapesmoker wrote:
DumbJaques wrote:Right now Phil Graves is wondering if he's going to be making a trip up to Providence trapped in your trunk.
That would certainly land you a hefty discount if you managed to pull it off.
Is that discount just for travel, or will EFT be debuting a "trunk discount" for Phil Graves and/or Charles Meigs?
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Post by at your pleasure » Tue May 26, 2009 6:01 pm

Is that discount just for travel, or will EFT be debuting a "trunk discount" for Phil Graves and/or Charles Meigs?
Mabye there should be a discount for exceeding the maxium number of people who are supposed to fit in any given car.
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Post by grapesmoker » Tue May 26, 2009 6:28 pm

The Logic of Scientific Disco wrote:Is that discount just for travel, or will EFT be debuting a "trunk discount" for Phil Graves and/or Charles Meigs?
It's a discount for kidnapping people named Phil.
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Post by Kouign Amann » Tue May 26, 2009 6:32 pm

The Logic of Scientific Disco wrote:Is that discount just for travel, or will EFT be debuting a "trunk discount" for Phil Graves and/or Charles Meigs?

You should probably get a bigger discount for Phil, the bigger person.
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Post by DumbJaques » Tue May 26, 2009 6:50 pm

It's a discount for kidnapping people named Phil.
Sweet!
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Post by pray for elves » Tue May 26, 2009 6:58 pm

DumbJaques wrote:
It's a discount for kidnapping people named Phil.
Sweet!
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Post by at your pleasure » Tue May 26, 2009 8:15 pm

It's a discount for kidnapping people named Phil.
I officially demand to see Phillip Glass superpowering an Akhenaten tossup at Gaddis next year.
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Post by Auroni » Tue May 26, 2009 8:17 pm

Anti-Climacus wrote:
It's a discount for kidnapping people named Phil.
I officially demand to see Phillip Glass superpowering an Akhenaten tossup at Gaddis next year.
Nah, it'd be more fulfilling to see him superpower a tossup on The Making Of The Representative For Planet 8 or perhaps one on "Symphonies of Phillip Glass."
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Post by ihavenoidea » Tue May 26, 2009 8:21 pm

JelloBiafra wrote:"Symphonies of Phillip Glass."

Paging Andrew Hart...
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Post by Theory Of The Leisure Flask » Tue May 26, 2009 9:14 pm

ihavenoidea wrote:
JelloBiafra wrote:"Symphonies of Phillip Glass."

Paging Andrew Hart...
Dammit, I was vaguely planning to write that question at some point (complete with the necessary David Bowie clue, of course). Now my grand plans are ruined. Ruined!

That's alright, his string quartets are better anyway.
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Post by Not That Kind of Christian!! » Tue May 26, 2009 11:29 pm

Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote: That's alright, his string quartets are better anyway.
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Post by wd4gdz » Wed May 27, 2009 10:34 am

That somewhat recent episode of House with the ballet dancer opened with String Quartet No. 2 (Company): II, which I found to be a pretty cool piece.
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Post by TheKingInYellow » Wed May 27, 2009 8:51 pm

Anything in the mid-Atlantic and I'll certainly drag SC along
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Post by Kouign Amann » Wed May 27, 2009 8:57 pm

TheKingInYelliow wrote:Anything in the mid-Atlantic and I'll certainly drag SC along
And we go back on topic... :sad:
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by grapesmoker » Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:55 pm

Hey all,

EFT is less than two months away and I think it's time for a host update. So far, the following mirrors of EFT have are planned (presumptive contact name in parentheses):

University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign (Trygve Meade)
University of Minnesota (Andrew Hart)
University of South Carolina (Eric Douglas)
University of Toronto (Jason Dickson)
University of Texas - Austin (Eric Kwartler)

We are still looking for mirrors for the following regions: West, Northwest, mid-Atlantic, and Florida. We could probably also have a mirror in the south somewhere between USC and Texas for those teams. If you are interested in mirroring EFT, please get in touch with myself and Dennis Jang.
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Post by Matt Weiner » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:26 pm

hey maryland

host this
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Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:38 pm

Matt Weiner wrote:hey maryland

host this
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Matt Weiner wrote:hey maryland

host this
Do it, you fools.
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Kamen Rider Punch Hopper wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:hey It's academic

why do we have a taping this day
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Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:46 pm

For the love of humanity, Maryland please host this so I possibly don't have to drive 5 hours to Columbia or 7 to Providence.
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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:49 pm

Matt Weiner wrote:hey maryland

host this
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Post by at your pleasure » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:52 pm

Kamen Rider Punch Hopper wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:
hey It's academic

why do we have a taping this day
I'm hoping we don't have a taping that day too. Of course, the mirror does not have to be the same day as the main site.
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Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:53 pm

Kamen Rider Punch Hopper wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:hey maryland

host this
I don't want to tell you all where to go for tournaments, discourage you from going to what would surely be a great event in Maryland, or derail the "Hey, Maryland Should Host" Express, but according to the internet, Columbia is about half an hour closer to Blacksburg than College Park!

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Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:04 am

The Midnight Rider wrote:
Kamen Rider Punch Hopper wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:hey maryland

host this
I don't want to tell you all where to go for tournaments, discourage you from going to what would surely be a great event in Maryland, or derail the "Hey, Maryland Should Host" Express, but according to the internet, Columbia is about half an hour closer to Blacksburg than College Park!
Except that I'll be back in NoVa that weekend.
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Post by at your pleasure » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:04 am

Besides, there will be more than a few DC-area high schoolers who want to play this. How many depends of the vagaries of It's Academic taping dates.
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Post by MicroEStudent » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:37 am

RIT will likely send a team, but I have to discuss with my teammates if we will be going to either the Providence or Toronto site.
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Post by The Toad to Wigan Pier » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:10 am

If maryland doesn't want to host it, we probably could.
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Post by Matt Weiner » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:17 am

The Toad to Wigan Pier wrote:If maryland doesn't want to host it, we probably could.
This is the best idea I've heard in a long time. Sign me up to staff for any tournament at UVa, of course.
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Post by Frater Taciturnus » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:52 am

The Toad to Wigan Pier wrote:If maryland doesn't want to host it, we probably could.
where are parking lots at UVA that are not in the process of being made into new buildings ( or are there any?)
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Post by DumbJaques » Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:34 pm

We're already bidding for ACF fall and hosting multiple stuff around the same time, so it would be super if someone else hosted this. UVA should definitely start running stuff, and could assuredly scare up enough staff.
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Post by Broad-tailed Grassbird » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:17 pm

Bakery, State, and Utopia wrote:For the love of humanity, Maryland please host this so I possibly don't have to drive 5 hours to Columbia or 7 to Providence.
Does somebody need a waaaaaaaaaaaaaambulance?

Seriously, 5 hours?
1) It's college, college roadtrips are fun.
2) It's quiz bowl. Meaning, you will probably have to drive, fly, or host. Instead of whining on this forum, maybe you should consider hosting, or personally contacting these people who live by and host.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:48 pm

UVA: if you ever want to see you buzzers (or children) again then you will host this mwhahaha! :twisted:
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by TheCzarMan » Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:27 pm

I'd enjoy coming and trying to play, but alas it looks like finances are interfering. Seems I'm limited to the NY Metro Area for tournaments.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:07 pm

Regretfully I won't be able to attend this year due to my being broke and not being able to travel too far. Perhaps I or possibly my team could attend if a TN/AL/maybe MS mirror was to occur
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by grapesmoker » Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:29 pm

Bakery, State, and Utopia wrote:Nah your right 5 hours isn't too bad. You be the big man then and go to the ACF Regional mirror hosted by the University of Hawaii. :smile:
5 hours is a reasonable amount of driving to have to do to go to a quizbowl tournament. Now please, take this nonsense out of this thread.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by grapesmoker » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:51 pm

I heard CRAZY RUMORS that Gonzaga might be interested in mirroring this for the Northwest site. If this is true, please contact myself and Dennis.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by Golran » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:17 pm

I sent you an e-mail Monday night about a UCLA mirror. Did you receive it? We would want to run it on Sunday the 4th.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: EFT 4 at Brown (Saturday, October 3)

Post by grapesmoker » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:27 am

dinoian wrote:I sent you an e-mail Monday night about a UCLA mirror. Did you receive it? We would want to run it on Sunday the 4th.
Yes, I need to talk it over with Dennis; we haven't gotten any other West Coast bids so far, so unless something happens you'll likely be the host. We'll let you know soon.
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