Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

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Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by millionwaves » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:07 pm

Hello, everyone! I'm pleased to announce that the University of Illinois Academic Buzzer Team will again be hosting a mirror of the justly acclaimed Early Fall Tournament, produced by the Brown quizbowl team. I, Trygve Meade, will be serving as the Tournament Director and can be reached at trygvemeade@gmail.com. The Early Fall Tournament is especially appropriate for players new to quizbowl, but anyone looking to have a great time playing excellent questions should enjoy it.

Packet Submission

You do not have to write packets for this tournament; it will be written entirely by members of the Brown team.

Registration

To register, please e-mail me at trygvemeade@gmail.com. Please be sure to include the number of buzzers you'll be bringing.

Free Structure

Base Fee: $100
Buzzer Discount: $5/working buzzer (even if we don't use it.)
Moderator Discount: $20/moderator used. Please contact me in advance if you wish to claim this discount.
Showing up late without getting in touch with me: $20 penalty.

Location

Let's assume for now that this tournament is going to be in Gregory Hall, which is located at the intersection of Wright and Armory. If you'd like to plug it into the directions software of your choice, the address of Gregory Hall is

810 S. Wright Street
Urbana, IL 61801

There's plenty of good parking located very close in lot E-3, which is less than five minutes away from Gregory right next to the main library. You can see all of these locations on this campus map.

Time
We'll start at 8:30 in a room to be determined. Please show up on time for this tournament, or get in touch with me the second you know you can't make it on time. I'll send out my phone number as we draw closer to the tournament and people register.

Tournament Format

check back momentarily.

Field

Field update:

Lawrence A
Indiana
Harding A
Harding B
Truman A
Truman B
Truman C
DePauw A
DePauw B
Chicago A
Chicago B
Chicago C
Chicago D
Illinois-Chicago A
Ohio State A
Ohio State B
Ohio State C
Ohio State D
Missouri A
Northwestern A
Northwestern B
Notre Dame A
Dunbar A
Missouri State
Washington University of St. Louis A
Washington University of St. Louis B

TOTAL FIELD: 26 teams

I can't wait to see you all in Urbana on October 3!
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/4/2009)

Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Sep 04, 2009 2:16 pm

Also, if you plan on getting a hotel, do it NOW. That weekend is a home game.

If for some reason, the library lot is full, there is another lot a block or two away. Lot E-12 is located on Gregory between Fourth and Fifth, or between Huff Hall and the BIF.

EDIT: Mistake was corrected.

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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by cornfused » Fri Sep 04, 2009 5:04 pm

I'll be there with 1-2 teams.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by millionwaves » Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:42 am

cornfused wrote:I'll be there with 1-2 teams.
Great, but how many buzzers will you bring, and can you e-mail me this so I have it convenient?
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by cornfused » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:31 pm

Done.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:31 pm

NIU will almost certainly be sending 1 team to this.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by crobbins52 » Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:36 pm

NIU, alright, Brad.

Harding is sending two teams. Email should be on its way.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Wed Sep 09, 2009 5:47 pm

Truman will bring at least 2 teams...better estimate within the next couple weeks...and an official e-mail from Hank.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by JackGlerum » Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:26 pm

DePauw's bringing 2 squads.

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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by cornfused » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:06 pm

JackGlerum wrote:DePauw's bringing 2 squads.
Sweet. Any word from Riley about whether your former team will be there, too?
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by JackGlerum » Wed Sep 09, 2009 11:35 pm

Doubtful.

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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by marnold » Thu Sep 10, 2009 12:02 am

Chicago with four.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by David Riley » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:19 am

What Jack said. We need to watch our budget this year and since we are already going to Early Bird the next week, I can't justify another trip to Urbana a week apart. We are planning to go to ACF Fall at UC on Oct 31.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Thu Sep 10, 2009 11:53 am

UIC should be able to enter one team. I should have a better feel tomorrow evening when I track down our sponsor(s) at a monthly campus bash. I can bring the repaired UIC lockout system; I have not seen our other in many months. I am still awaiting the return of my CPS laptop.

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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by millionwaves » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:22 pm

David Riley wrote:What Jack said. We need to watch our budget this year and since we are already going to Early Bird the next week, I can't justify another trip to Urbana a week apart. We are planning to go to ACF Fall at UC on Oct 31.
If you think we could convince you otherwise with a sizeable discount, I'm more than willing to talk!
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by David Riley » Thu Sep 10, 2009 3:28 pm

No, it's not the tournament fees....it's the transportation to get there, and besides, I've already commited to something else. If we have any hope of being able to afford nationals this year, I need to watch the bucks.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by evilmonkey » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:40 pm

Bryce, a little under two years ago wrote:Notre Dame will never attend a tournament on a home football weekend.
I'm pleased to say that I was wrong, and that Notre Dame will indeed be attending a tournament that falls on a home football weekend this year. Namely, this one.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by JackGlerum » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:43 pm

evilmonkey wrote:things about notre dame coming to eft
Is Joe coming?

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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by Jeremy Gibbs Lemma » Tue Sep 15, 2009 9:41 pm

It's looking like Truman will bring 4 teams...just waiting to arrange lodging and finalize who is coming.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Sep 20, 2009 12:48 am

4 people at Mizzou have signed up so far, so we will have at least 1 team, but I am trying to round up a B team.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by indiaisasubcontinent7 » Sun Sep 20, 2009 5:36 am

Northwestern will be bringing 1-2 teams.
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Post by jdd2007 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 3:09 pm

OSU will bring 4 teams and 1 buzzer system
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by cardigansrule » Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:48 pm

Truman will only be bringing 3 teams.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by millionwaves » Sun Sep 27, 2009 11:28 am

Good morning, everyone,

I've updated the field above. Right now we're sitting at 25, which is slightly less awesome than what I had before. You can consider the field closed, but feel free to e-mail me if you're not on that list and you think you should be, or if you haven't registered and you want to attend. There's always a chance that we'll be able to accommodate you.

On that note, if you're not going to be able to bring as many teams as you think you will, now would be an excellent time to let me know; if I don't have to figure out what to do with 25 teams, I will be much happier. Shortly, I'll be sending out an e-mail to the people who registered with me. I would appreciate it if you would reply to that e-mail with a phone number that I can use to contact you the day of.

See you Saturday!
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by cornfused » Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:49 pm

Problem solved: Lawrence's "1-2 teams" is just gonna be 1.
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Post by indiaisasubcontinent7 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:53 am

Northwestern will be bringing two teams for sure.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Tue Sep 29, 2009 8:29 pm

People on our team seem to enjoy dropping, so if you are looking for lodging, I want to talk to you about sharing our room at the Super 8 Rantoul since otherwise I am going to have let a proportionally large amount of my own money go down the drain.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by naturalistic phallacy » Wed Sep 30, 2009 1:11 am

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:People on our team seem to enjoy dropping, so if you are looking for lodging, I want to talk to you about sharing our room at the Super 8 Rantoul since otherwise I am going to have let a proportionally large amount of my own money go down the drain.
Minnesota highly recommends this hotel.
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by wd4gdz » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:06 am

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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by millionwaves » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:50 pm

Congratulations to Chicago D, consisting of Shantanu, Matt, and Jimmy, for winning the Illinois mirror of EFT by defeating Chicago B in game two of an advantaged final! Coming in third was Chicago C.

We'll have stats posted shorty, but I want to say that I was extremely impressed by the performance of all the teams today. I also want to apologize for the late start and some of the delays; although we had a few readers not show up (swine flu!) and a few missing buzzer systems that were forgotten/stuck in an apartment filled with swine flu, those are problems that happen to everyone. I wish I could have done a better job of making sure that things ran more smoothly.

I'd really like to thank the following people: Mike Sorice, Will Turner, Craig Messner, Micah Hodosh, Mark Messner, David Garb, Ike Jose, Donald Taylor, Jeet Raut, Jeff Geringer, and Craig Messner, who were members of our team that came out to staff. I'd also like to thank Charles Martin, who did a great job of doing stats. I would especially like to thank Neel Kotra and Gordon Arsenoff, members of the Wash U team that came to read: that was absolutely key to making sure our tournament didn't take until 11, and I sincerely appreciate it. I hope I can return the favor some time. I'd also like to acknowledge DePauw, who had the grace to shrink down to one team from two so that we could run a smooth and easy format.

As far as I know, the stats are done; we'll get those up quite shortly for your fantasy quizbowl needs. Thanks again to everyone who came out, and I hope you all enjoyed yourselves!
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by millionwaves » Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:20 pm

Oh, and I should note that Chicago, once again, has shown us how amazing they are, even without their lauded graduate students. Going 1-2-3 and winning the second playoff bracket is quite a feat!
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by millionwaves » Sun Oct 04, 2009 9:52 pm

Stats are up at http://tinyurl.com/y8lnj53 . We're missing one score sheet, but we should be able to grab that in practice tomorrow and fix them up.

Thanks again to everyone who came!
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Re: Early Fall Tournament IV Midwest at Illinois (10/3/2009)

Post by JackGlerum » Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:30 pm

Thanks to Illinois for hosting this, we thoroughly enjoyed attending the tournament. It was great to see both old and new faces at such a large turnout.

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