ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

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If I'm at hsnct, i'll play this with chris chiego
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Are there going to be any mirrors of this tournament? My team can't be at HSNCT, but I would still like to play the set.
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I, plus anywhere between 0-4 members of my team, would be interested in playing.
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Inkana7 wrote:I will play with a teammate TBD.
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The Gambler, the Nun, and the Radio wrote:I'll play if I can make it to HSNCT.
I will be there, so officially count me in.
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If Pensacola can find money to attend HSNCT, we'll probably attend this under the name of "Kitcheners' Wood."
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ryandillon wrote:
Inkana7 wrote:I will play with a teammate TBD.
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Sure. If Jim Coury can't, since I asked him first, but if not, I'll totally play with you.
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I might do this if I don't want to go with my teammates to whatever we're doing Saturday night, provided I find someone to play with on a team as I am not that great at history.
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Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:I might do this if I don't want to go with my teammates to whatever we're doing Saturday night, provided I find someone to play with on a team as I am not that great at history.
As a partial editor/writer for this tournament (and as a History teacher), while there are some questions you might get with basic history knowledge, the majority of these are really tough, and some are hard as hell.

But i will assure anyone that all the answers (that i've seen so far) are important, or at the least, really cool to be tossed up.
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I'll be playing this with one of my teammates.
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Carangoides ciliarius wrote:
Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:I might do this if I don't want to go with my teammates to whatever we're doing Saturday night, provided I find someone to play with on a team as I am not that great at history.
As a partial editor/writer for this tournament (and as a History teacher), while there are some questions you might get with basic history knowledge, the majority of these are really tough, and some are hard as hell.

But i will assure anyone that all the answers (that i've seen so far) are important, or at the least, really cool to be tossed up.
Well, I meant generally, as I think I have good enough knowledge in most areas, and some much better than others (like I suck on questions involving battles, but I'm pretty good on European history without the aforementioned pitfall). I probably won't be getting the "hard as hell" questions, but I'm looking at those sets, and at least half are gettable for me. I guess I also meant "not that great" as compared to other people looking to play on this, as history really isn't a strong point for me, but it's something I contribute to my team quite often.
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Bentley Like Beckham wrote:I expect to play this. Let me know if you want to team up.
I won't be at the HSNCT so I won't be able to play this.
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Blahhunter wrote:Are there going to be any mirrors of this tournament? My team can't be at HSNCT, but I would still like to play the set.
Does anyone have any interest in mirroring this at PACE on Friday or Saturday night, barring any planned side events there?

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Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:
Carangoides ciliarius wrote:
Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:I might do this if I don't want to go with my teammates to whatever we're doing Saturday night, provided I find someone to play with on a team as I am not that great at history.
As a partial editor/writer for this tournament (and as a History teacher), while there are some questions you might get with basic history knowledge, the majority of these are really tough, and some are hard as hell.

But i will assure anyone that all the answers (that i've seen so far) are important, or at the least, really cool to be tossed up.
Well, I meant generally, as I think I have good enough knowledge in most areas, and some much better than others (like I suck on questions involving battles, but I'm pretty good on European history without the aforementioned pitfall). I probably won't be getting the "hard as hell" questions, but I'm looking at those sets, and at least half are gettable for me. I guess I also meant "not that great" as compared to other people looking to play on this, as history really isn't a strong point for me, but it's something I contribute to my team quite often.
I think anyone who plays Spring Offensive will score some points. I'm aware that many people playing this tournament will be HS students and am writing with that in mind; the fact that the questions right now lean hard merely reflects the fact that I wrote the "OMG it will be so cool to toss up [impossible thing]!" questions first.
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Bruce, you owe me questions. Let's talk.
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Whig's Boson wrote:Ideally, I'd like people to form teams beforehand.
Teams of four, correct? I was just wondering since it's not specified and the only teams that have formed seem to be teams of two, but previous iterations of this event seem to have had teams of four.
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My initial idea is this:

* teams of college players are limited to two
* mixed teams of both college and high school players are limited to three
* teams made up purely of HS players, or HS players and their coach, are limited to four

I reserve the right to modify this if we need to combine teams for the sake of having enough room/buzzers, and also in case Jeff Hoppes, Charles Meigs, or somebody of that caliber becomes a HS coach between now and then
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Assuming I won't go home immediately after preliminary matches on Saturday, I'll play this with the inestimable Filip Milovanovic and possibly Lloyd and Abid.

EDIT: Spelling, LloyBid
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I have non-board-reading teammates who may need a team depending on how many of them want to play this.
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Since Auroni won't be coming to this apparently, I'm in the market for teammates. Strengths lie in American and military history; weaknesses in Asian and South American history as well as more peaceful European events. Email [cchiego at gmail] if you're interested.
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Charley Pride wrote:Assuming I won't go home immediately after preliminary matches on Saturday, I'll play this with the inestimable Filip Milovanovic and possibly Lloyd and Abid.

EDIT: Spelling, LloyBid
Yeah I'm not gonna play in this, Zahed. I could read though, if I'm needed. I'm okay at reading.
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Since there is a veritable bevy of interest in this tournament, I'd like to appoint a quartermaster who can ensure that we will have sufficient buzzers and staff. Your job will also include liaising with Jeff Hoppes to make sure we have enough rooms and continue to receive NAQT's toleration.
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Am signing up, seeking teammate.
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I will read for this if need be.
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I'll likely be playing this with Graham Moyer, Monica McLaughlin, and David Liu of State College fame.
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I am bad at history, so I'd probably rather staff this than play, but I'm definitely in as a volunteer.
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Ben Carbery and I are planning to play this, and are hoping to get a hold of more Ben Cs.
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I will be playing on a team with Solon's Jasper Lee, Walnut Hills' Joe Nutter and hopefully Olmsted Falls' Jim Coury.
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I will moderate this.
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I shall be participating in this event with A. Martin Watkins.
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Incidentally, I think I'm still looking for a teammate for this one.

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Captain Sinico wrote:Incidentally, I think I'm still looking for a teammate for this one.
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I am still looking for a teammate.
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Since I should be able to come to this shindig, I'm looking for someone to play with.
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I won't be playing, but I can read.
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I may be able to staff this if necessary.
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I'm playing this with Dallas Simons.
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No interest in being quartermaster? Hint: you're not disqualified from the post if you used to be a general...
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Morraine Man wrote:No interest in being quartermaster? Hint: you're not disqualified from the post if you used to be a general...
I'm debating whether to take that weekend off. If I do come up to staff, I'll quartermaster this shindig.

Actually, I have an idea. Bruce, check your inbox.

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1. Chris Chiego/Dallas Simons/Trey Taraila
2. Charter
3. Eden Prarie
4. Mike Sorice/Ryan Westbrook/Charles Martin
5. Mik Larsen/Mike Cheyne/Harry White
6. Thomas Littrell/Daniel Chupin
7. Villa Duchesne
8. Jarret Greene/Jasper Lee/Noe Nutter/Jim Coury
9. Alex Gerten & Associates
10. State College
11. Ben Carbery/Ben Chametzsky/Kevin Malis/Ben Cole
12. Guy Tabachnick/Andy Watkins/Zahed Haseeb/Filip Milovanovich
13. Chris Romero & Associates
14. Aaron Cohen/Matt Greenbacker
15. Jerry Vinokurov/Ben Cohen/David Seal
16. Charlie Dees/Nick Rupel
17. Charles Hang/Ikshu Neithaleth/Gabrielle Lachtrup
18. Rob Carson/Ian Eppler/Libo
19. Jeff Hoppes/Jonathan Magin
20. Andrew Hart/Trevor Davis

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Because we have only 10 packets, we will cap the field at 20 teams. There will be two brackets, each of whom will play a single round robin. At the end, the #1 team from bracket A plays the #1 team from bracket B, the #2 team from bracket A plays the #2 team from bracket B, etc.

So all teams will play 10 games.

Capping the teams at 20 does not mean that I am capping players. We will accept as many players as we can, but after 20 teams I am going to start combining teams. Late-coming high schoolers might find themselves packed onto IHSA-style 5 person teams, and even 2-person college teams might find themselves with a surprise HS third player.
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I have a teammate, and we're seeing about obtaining another one. If we fail to do so, I'll post in this thread asking for a free agent to sign up.
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I'm pretty sure I'm showing up for this. I'd want a teammate who knows some American/South American/African/modern history; any combo of those is good.
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Logistics

Day 1 of HSNCT is scheduled to end at 6:00 PM.

We have 10 packets of 20/20 to run though. I will make sure that the questions are fairly short (5-7 lines) and that moderators are trained to go through the packets as quickly as possible. Still, we are looking at a 5 hour tournament here.

I figure that running the tournament from 7:00 PM to 1:00 AM is the best bet; Gaddis routinely ran into the wee hours of the morning so this would not be cruel and unusual for an HSNCT side event. Perhaps I will also employ principles of scientific management, time moderators, and replace ones who are causing delays.

In order to start at 7:00 PM, I am going to ask teams to have very short dinner breaks. I would like to order a diverse amount of food (Pizzas, burritos, Chinese food) for teams to eat during registration, which will start at the end of the last HSNCT round. Ideally, the food will encourage teams to take no dinner break at all, but instead to eat between 6-7 PM during registration.
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There is a promotion to Intelligence Officer available to anybody who sends me a good list of restaurants that have been PROVEN to deliver food to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

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Morraine Man wrote:There is a promotion to Intelligence Officer available to anybody who sends me a good list of restaurants that have been PROVEN to deliver food to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
I will ask Evan or George if they still have that Chinese place's menu, that place was the best hands down.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

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Basically, we are going to ask Spring Offensive teams to do one of two things:

(1) Eat the rations we provide at registration;
(2) Order food on their own during the last two rounds of HSNCT, that they will eat in the Hyatt during registration

If you want to go out and have a quick dinner break (NOT RECOMMENDED), you will risk forfeiting your first round game if you are not back by 7:00 PM.

Whether or not moderators will enforce this with sidearms depends on whether or not the Supreme Court decides MacDonald v. Chicago by May 29.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Spring Offensive at HSNCT (5/29/2010)

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The Charter roster is myself, Alex Gross, John Stacy, and Josip Broz Tito, er, I mean Joe Brosch.

We'll probably order food in.

Looking forward to this.
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