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

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 6:49 pm
by Dennis
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.

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

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

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

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 8:20 pm
by DumbJaques
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.

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

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 8:34 pm
by grapesmoker
EFT typically has a mid-Atlantic mirror and I'm sure this year will be no exception.

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

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:42 pm
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
I am very much interested in playing in this. Of course, I still need to see if I can drag along a VT team.

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

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

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

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:49 pm
by Kouign Amann
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.

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

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:51 pm
by Tower Monarch
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.

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

Posted: Mon May 25, 2009 9:55 pm
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
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

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:53 am
by Cheynem
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!

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:15 pm
by grapesmoker
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.

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 5:35 pm
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
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?

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:01 pm
by at your pleasure
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.

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:28 pm
by grapesmoker
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.

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:32 pm
by Kouign Amann
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.

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:50 pm
by DumbJaques
It's a discount for kidnapping people named Phil.
Sweet!

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 6:58 pm
by pray for elves
DumbJaques wrote:
It's a discount for kidnapping people named Phil.
Sweet!
Watch your back, Durkos.

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:15 pm
by at your pleasure
It's a discount for kidnapping people named Phil.
I officially demand to see Phillip Glass superpowering an Akhenaten tossup at Gaddis next year.

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:17 pm
by Auroni
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."

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:21 pm
by ihavenoidea
JelloBiafra wrote:"Symphonies of Phillip Glass."

Paging Andrew Hart...

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 9:14 pm
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
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.

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

Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:29 pm
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote: That's alright, his string quartets are better anyway.
Untruth.

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

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 10:34 am
by wd4gdz
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.

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

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:21 pm
by cornfused
I listen to Buczak and Mishima (especially Mishima) at least twice a month.

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

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:51 pm
by TheKingInYellow
Anything in the mid-Atlantic and I'll certainly drag SC along

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

Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 8:57 pm
by Kouign Amann
TheKingInYelliow wrote:Anything in the mid-Atlantic and I'll certainly drag SC along
And we go back on topic... :sad:

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:55 pm
by grapesmoker
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.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:26 pm
by Matt Weiner
hey maryland

host this

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:38 pm
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
Matt Weiner wrote:hey maryland

host this

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:40 pm
by grapesmoker
Matt Weiner wrote:hey maryland

host this
Do it, you fools.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:45 pm
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Kamen Rider Punch Hopper wrote:
Matt Weiner wrote:hey It's academic

why do we have a taping this day

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:46 pm
by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity
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.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:49 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
Matt Weiner wrote:hey maryland

host this
My Elaborate Plans, Ruined!

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:52 pm
by at your pleasure
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.

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

Posted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:53 pm
by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region
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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But then you'd be in Columbia.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:04 am
by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:04 am
by at your pleasure
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:37 am
by MicroEStudent
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:10 am
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
If maryland doesn't want to host it, we probably could.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:17 am
by Matt Weiner
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:52 am
by Frater Taciturnus
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?)

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

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 12:34 pm
by DumbJaques
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:17 pm
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
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.

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

Posted: Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:48 pm
by Zip Zap Rap Pants
UVA: if you ever want to see you buzzers (or children) again then you will host this mwhahaha! :twisted:

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

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:27 pm
by TheCzarMan
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.

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

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

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

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:29 pm
by grapesmoker
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.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:51 pm
by grapesmoker
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.

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

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:17 pm
by Golran
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.

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

Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:27 am
by grapesmoker
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.