THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

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THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by TheDoctor » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:20 pm

Northern Illinois University is hosting a mirror of THUNDER (courtesy Trygve Meade, Eric Mukherjee, and George Stevens) on Saturday, 24 October 2009. This is a regular difficulty tournament. Packet submission is not required. Costs are:

Base fee/team: $120
Additional team(s) from a school: -$10/team
Functional buzzer: -$10
Distance: -$10/200 miles
Minimum fee per team: $70

Please e-mail me with registrations or questions at strey.k.a @gmail.

Edit: Removed moderator discount due to sudden and startling influx of volunteers.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by marnold » Thu Oct 01, 2009 2:59 pm

We'll attend.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by jonah » Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:20 pm

I shall staff this, given transportation arrangements that are tentatively in place.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:06 pm

Forgot to mention in the original post (may get edited in there at some point) - there's a $50 discount for high school teams, and their minimum fee is $50/team.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Dan-Don » Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:11 pm

styxman wrote:Forgot to mention in the original post (may get edited in there at some point) - there's a $50 discount for high school teams, and their minimum fee is $50/team.
We'll try to play this (or at least I will).
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by MLaudermith » Sat Oct 03, 2009 6:30 pm

I'd love to staff this tournament if you need my help.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:21 pm

MLaudermith wrote:I'd love to staff this tournament if you need my help.
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes. Thank you!
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by David Riley » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:34 pm

We will probably field at least one team, transportation pending.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:59 pm

Running field update:
Confirmed:
UIUC - 2 teams
Chicago - 4 teams

Expressed interest:
Lawrence
UIC
Arlington Heights Home for Academics

We've got plenty of moderators so far, but NIU doesn't own any buzzers of our own. Keep that in mind for your registrations :)
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by David Riley » Thu Oct 08, 2009 1:35 pm

We'll be able to unattend, but assuming I can get a ride from Egan or Laird I can come and help moderate, scorekeep, whatever.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:48 pm

David Riley wrote:We'll be able to unattend, but assuming I can get a ride from Egan or Laird I can come and help moderate, scorekeep, whatever.
We'd love to have you - I'm talking with Tom right now to see if he's available to moderate.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Fri Oct 09, 2009 1:57 pm

I just heard about this event last weekend at the EFT 4 mirror at UIUC. Since the UIC campus quiz-bowl tournament will be in two weeks, I may even be able to bring some teammates this time, but you can always count on me at least. How long has THUNDER been happening? I can bring a UIC lockout system which I repaired to 8/8 strength last Saturday during the lunchbreak; moreover, I can bring my same loner CPS Dell laptop which was able to access the UIUC wireless network last Saturday. Will this tourney be paperless as much as possible? I noticed no discounts for laptops.

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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by ClemsonQB » Fri Oct 09, 2009 2:43 pm

EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:How long has THUNDER been happening?
This is the inaugural edition of THUNDER.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by cornfused » Sun Oct 11, 2009 2:04 am

I may play this if my HS tourney fails.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by TheDoctor » Wed Oct 14, 2009 3:13 pm

EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:I can bring my same loner CPS Dell laptop which was able to access the UIUC wireless network last Saturday. Will this tourney be paperless as much as possible? I noticed no discounts for laptops.
We got a lot of volunteers to moderate (the moderator discount is now off because of this) but we are currently short a laptop. In your case, therefore, we can give you a mod discount for providing the computer.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by TheDoctor » Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:47 pm

Field update. Correct me if I get any of this wrong.

UIUC (3)
UChicago (4)
Arlington Heights Home for Academics
UIC
Eureka College

Expressed interest:
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by cornfused » Thu Oct 15, 2009 7:03 pm

The HS tournament at Lawrence has five teams, maybe six... which is enough. So take me off of the interested list.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Papa's in the House » Sun Oct 18, 2009 12:00 pm

I don't know if Micah has already taken care of this, but Illinois will be sending 3 teams to this.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by WellTraveledSalesman » Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:20 pm

starwarsguy6 wrote:I don't know if Micah has already taken care of this, but Illinois will be sending 3 teams to this.
Look two posts up, sure did.

Also, could we get a bit more information about the location (building e.t.c) and when teams need to show up?
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Mon Oct 19, 2009 6:45 pm

We now have official room reservations (woohoo!) in DuSable Hall. If you attended Huskie Bowl in February, it's the same building. We strongly suggest parking in Lot 20/C (refer to this Parking map), which, on Saturdays, is absolutely free and practically empty.

We're looking at doing registration from 8-8:45, starting round one at 9 AM. At the moment, the field looks like...
UIUC (3)
Chicago (4)
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If a flurry of last minute registrations comes in, we are capping the field at 12 teams.

Kristin's got the information on who's bringing buzzers, but it looks for now like we are need of some. If you've got a buzzer system you can bring, please do and enjoy the discount!
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by TheDoctor » Tue Oct 20, 2009 12:57 pm

One addition to what Brad said:

Registration is in DuSable 478, which will serve as Tournament Central. Please head to this room upon arrival.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:45 pm

TheDoctor wrote:One addition to what Brad said:

Registration is in DuSable 478, which will serve as Tournament Central. Please head to this room upon arrival.
Error here - TC is in DuSable 328, not 478.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Charley Pride » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:09 pm

I kind of want to play in this, as Scholarly Haseebs Institute of Technology, since Lloyd wouldn't be available. How do you feel about me moderating, Brad?
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Charley Pride » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:09 pm

Abid, too.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Dan-Don » Thu Oct 22, 2009 12:03 am

The Arlington Hts. Home for Academics will consist of:

4 people, myself included

EDIT: Names removed at the behest of Glerum to protect privacy. We'll think of some kickass pseudonyms.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

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Edit: Redacted.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Irreligion in Bangladesh » Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:13 am

Oliver Ellsworth wrote:I kind of want to play in this, as Scholarly Haseebs Institute of Technology, since Lloyd wouldn't be available. How do you feel about me moderating, Brad? Abid, too.
Wait, so do you want to play or moderate?
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:50 pm

I will not be able to bring UIC's other lock-out system this weekend after all. It was not even needed during this week's campus academic quiz tournament, yet it is out of my hands indefinitely, maybe permanently. I think it's high time I bought my own outright. Any suggestions on a model that would be easy to fly with? My CPS laptop is home with me now.

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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Dan-Don » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:40 pm

Congrats to Brad and Kristin! Your debut college tournament could not have gone better (well, except for a certain Rambler reading the wrong bonuses.... :wink: ). Stats?
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by TheDoctor » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:54 pm

Stats are posted at ScoBo TC. Thanks to everyone who made this tournament a success, including our incredible moderating staff (David Riley, Mike Laudermith, Tom Egan, Matt "Get a Job" Laird, Zahed Haseeb, and Jonah "The Crazy Banjo" Greenthal)!
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Charley Pride » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:00 pm

Dan-Don wrote:Congrats to Brad and Kristin! Your debut college tournament could not have gone better (well, except for a certain Rambler reading the wrong bonuses.... :wink: ). Stats?
Someone's passive-aggressive... :bees:
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by Charley Pride » Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:02 pm

TheDoctor wrote:Zahed Haseeb!
Was I there?

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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by jonah » Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:04 am

TheDoctor wrote:Stats are posted at ScoBo TC. Thanks to everyone who made this tournament a success, including our incredible moderating staff (David Riley, Mike Laudermith, Tom Egan, Matt "Get a Job" Laird, Zahed Haseeb, and Jonah "The Crazy Banjo" Greenthal)!
One of those is the most unexpected nickname ever. The other I heartily endorse.

Thanks to Brad and Kristin for hosting a great tournament, everyone who showed up, and Mr. Laudermith for giving me a ride. It was fun.
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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by setht » Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:03 pm

Thanks for hosting, NIU did a fine job running the tournament. I hope you'll be running more tournaments in the near future.

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Re: THUNDER at Northern Illinois University (10/24/09)

Post by MLaudermith » Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:30 am

I had a great time staffing THUNDER. It was a privilege to read for three outstanding matches between Mike Sorice and the Chicago team. Thanks, Kristen & Brad, for having me. I hope you host another tournament soon!
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