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ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:50 pm
by dtaylor4
On March 20th, the Academic Buzzer Team will be hosting a mirror of Harvard International. See that thread for question-related issues. The tournament will be run by myself, with the assistance of Jeff Geringer.

First Team: $100
Second Team: $90
Third and subsequent: $80

Buzzer discount: $5 per (no max)
Staffer discount: $10

Location/time information will go here.

I can be reached at dtaylor4@illinois.edu, and Jeff can be reached at geringe1@illinois.edu. If emailing one of us with regards to this tournament, please CC the other.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:30 pm
by dtaylor4
Field goes here. So far, no one has indicated any interest.

Location is up in the air. Steps are being taken to avoid the Armory, but the location is not nailed down. That information will go here once it is figured out.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:30 am
by cornfused
I believe this is during my spring break, so consider me interested.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:02 pm
by sds
Michigan will probably have 1-2 teams.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:52 am
by Geringer
Hey guys! We're running a really cool tournament on the 20th of March and would really like you to be there. If you're planning on coming, or even considering it, please let us know via email or a post in this thread. Thanks!

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:34 am
by evilmonkey
I'll be there.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 pm
by dtaylor4
Hey, so people should confirm how many teams will be coming.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:50 pm
by Strongside
Gautam Kandlikar and I are considering coming to this tournament.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:41 pm
by Papa's in the House
"Laugh it up, fuzzball."
-Han Solo

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:47 pm
by No Rules Westbrook
So, I'd like to start playing this game of "quizbowl" again, and I think I can make it to this. If anyone wants a washed up designated hitter, let me know.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:55 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
No Chicago? Really? Is it during their spring break?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:00 pm
by marnold
Yep.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:19 pm
by dtaylor4
Teams:
Lawrence x 1?
Michigan x 1-2?
Notre Dame x 1
Minnesota x 1?

Free Agents:

Lover of play W.U.W.

Charles, do you really think we'll have enough good staff to put up a house team? This is on our break too, dude.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:00 pm
by Papa's in the House
dtaylor4 wrote: Charles, do you really think we'll have enough good staff to put up a house team? This is on our break too, dude.
I was going to add around 5 more question marks for that purpose, but then I thought that such a thing would be rather annoying, so I only added one.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:36 pm
by setht
I'm very probably going to come down for this even if I can't cajole more Chicago people to show up.

-Seth

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:36 am
by Captain Sinico
I'd bet we'll be able to scrape up a house team. I think at least three of us will be around and wanting to play, though staffing the thing obviously comes first. Given the character of the field and questions, I'd guess we'll probably wind up doing this in a potluck style with some kind of round robin (hopefully with people reading on byes,) followed by something fun like a draft or singles tournament. Obviously, we'll modulate tournament fees to reflect the extent of services we're providing.
To sweeten the deal and get people here for this thing, I'll pre-emptively announce a kickin' party of some sort after the tournament. While we may fall short of the 120 gallons of beer and me walking literally out of town to end the night that made the last such event so special, I will promise a good time for all*. Come and you, too, can drunkenly neg trash questions and be forced to chug beer after beer while you marvel at such such quizbowl relics as a Matt Colvin Retirement Tour sweatshirt from the wardrobe of Dom Ricci and a non-functional Chairman of the Board windup clock awarded to me by Andrew Yaphe in commemoration of our victory at the Chicago intramural tournament!

MaS

*All people who are me, that is.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:38 am
by millionwaves
Captain Sinico wrote:I'd bet we'll be able to scrape up a house team. I think at least three of us will be around and wanting to play, though staffing the thing obviously comes first. Given the character of the field and questions, I'd guess we'll probably wind up doing this in a potluck style with some kind of round robin (hopefully with people reading on byes,) followed by something fun like a draft or singles tournament. Obviously, we'll modulate tournament fees to reflect the extent of services we're providing.
To sweeten the deal and get people here for this thing, I'll pre-emptively announce a kickin' party of some sort after the tournament. While we may fall short of the 120 gallons of beer and me walking literally out of town to end the night that made the last such event so special, I will promise a good time for all*. Come and you, too, can drunkenly neg trash questions and be forced to chug beer after beer while you marvel at such such quizbowl relics as a Matt Colvin Retirement Tour sweatshirt from the wardrobe of Dom Ricci and a non-functional Chairman of the Board windup clock awarded to me by Andrew Yaphe in commemoration of our victory at the Chicago intramural tournament!

MaS

*All people who are me, that is.
You may wish to leave your expensive phones at home.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:49 pm
by dtaylor4
Because the 20th is officially the beginning of our Spring break, should the request be approved, we will be stuck in the Armory. The Armory is (fittingly) found on Armory in Champaign, and stretches from Fourth to Sixth St. I tried in earnest to to avoid it, but can't risk getting fired (and possibly worse).

For parking, Lots E-3 (corner of Sixth and Gregory) and E-12 (Gregory, between the BIF and Huff Hall) should have plenty of open space, and is free. Be wary, though: There will probably be a good amount of traffic on the busy roads, due to dorm people getting booted out.

Map of general area - http://illinois.edu/ricker/CampusMap?ta ... ap&grid=J7

Lunch - we have a number of chain restaurants on Green St, west of Wright: Subway (there's also one on Daniel St between Sixth and Wright), Jimmy Johns, Qdoba, Chipotle, Noodles, Potbelly's, and some local fare as well.

If you are for sure coming, let us know, so we can figure out a schedule and what to do about a house team.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:13 pm
by cornfused
OK, yeah, I'll come for sure, but I should clarify that it's not "Lawrence," it's just me. Ryan, want to play together?

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:40 pm
by EncyclopediaCDRom
I could play solo for UIC if that would assist with bracketing. You may also consider me a free agent, more than willing to join forces with Greg and Ryan.

Don't neglect the ageless Roger Corman,
Rom

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:16 pm
by evilmonkey
cornfused wrote:OK, yeah, I'll come for sure, but I should clarify that it's not "Lawrence," it's just me.
Yea, Notre Dame will likely just be me.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:25 am
by setht
dtaylor4 wrote:If you are for sure coming, let us know, so we can figure out a schedule and what to do about a house team.
Chicago is sending a team. We might have a fifth person who'd be available to join a short-handed team, or we might not.

-Seth

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:07 pm
by sds
We'll have 2 teams, and 3 buzzers.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:07 pm
by Papa's in the House
Episode VI > Episode V > Episode IV > Episode III > Episode I > Episode II

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:48 pm
by Strongside
Gautam and I are not sure if we will be attending yet or not. I know that I would like to play, but we are having some trouble finding transportation to and from UIUC, and we wouldn't be getting any funding from the University for this tournament. I will try to let you know what our plans our within the next few days.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:35 pm
by dtaylor4
Michigan - 2 teams
Chicago - 1 team
Minnesota - 0-1 teams

Free agents:
Rom
Byrne(?)
Durgin
Westbrook
Peterson

There will be a house team. Depending on the need for staff (I may try to read, TD, and do stats simultaneously), there might be one full house team, and another hybrid house/FA team.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:02 pm
by itsthatoneguy
Although I can't confirm this, I think Michigan may only have one team for this. Hopefully future posts by Scot/Surya/Michael will confirm.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:36 pm
by sds
itsthatoneguy wrote:Although I can't confirm this, I think Michigan may only have one team for this. Hopefully future posts by Scot/Surya/Michael will confirm.
My post from six hours ago (2 teams/3 buzzers) still holds. I suppose it should be noted we only have 6 people signed up to go, so they'd have room for free agents if people wanted to do that.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:42 pm
by dtaylor4
Michigan:

If I do stick you guys with FAs or house folk, you'll only be charged 45 for that half-team.

Free agents will be charged $25 each, with applicable discounts.

Checks should be made payable to Academic Buzzer Team.

Also: If teams/individuals are interested, people can order one-topping pizzas from Papa Johns for $5 each. I will be making such an order for the ABT folk, so I would merely tack on the requests to our order. Payment by cash only on Saturday.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:45 pm
by itsthatoneguy
ATTENTION EVERYONE: Disregard my last post

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:03 pm
by dtaylor4
Strongside wrote:Gautam and I are not sure if we will be attending yet or not. I know that I would like to play, but we are having some trouble finding transportation to and from UIUC, and we wouldn't be getting any funding from the University for this tournament. I will try to let you know what our plans our within the next few days.
What's the latest on this? If there are financial issues, we can negotiate something.

Right now the teams are:

Michigan
Michigan/Illinois hybrid
Free Agents (I'm sticking you on the same team)
House Team
Minnesota (?) (with house folk?)
Chicago

Right now, I'm thinking double RR, final, and then some sort of draft on the remaining packets.

If you have any questions, email me, or call me at two one seven four nine three, four five zero zero. If something comes up Friday afternoon, PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME. You will be berated Satuday, and possibly beaten.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:22 pm
by Geringer
Hey, as your wonderful assistant TD, you can call me with any concerns on that Friday.

My number is eight-four-seven, eight-four-eight, two-nine-two-eight.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:14 pm
by Strongside
The problem is that as of now Gautam and I don't have a reasonable way to get to and from UIUC. We probably won't be coming, unless we can find some reasonable way to get to and from the tournament.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:15 pm
by setht
dtaylor4 wrote:
Strongside wrote:Gautam and I are not sure if we will be attending yet or not. I know that I would like to play, but we are having some trouble finding transportation to and from UIUC, and we wouldn't be getting any funding from the University for this tournament. I will try to let you know what our plans our within the next few days.
What's the latest on this? If there are financial issues, we can negotiate something.

Right now the teams are:

Michigan
Michigan/Illinois hybrid
Free Agents (I'm sticking you on the same team)
House Team
Minnesota (?) (with house folk?)

Right now, I'm thinking double RR, final, and then some sort of draft on the remaining packets.

If you have any questions, email me, or call me at two one seven four nine three, four five zero zero. If something comes up Friday afternoon, PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME. You will be berated Satuday, and possibly beaten.
Chicago still has a team for this.

-Seth

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:31 pm
by dtaylor4
setht wrote:Chicago still has a team for this.

-Seth
Yeah, my bad. They have been added to my prior post.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:41 pm
by setht
dtaylor4 wrote:Location/time information will go here.
Hey, is there any further info on the start time? Chicago's team is trying to figure out if we're driving down Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Thanks,
-Seth

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:44 pm
by dtaylor4
We can't get into the building until 8. Due to administrative issues, we do not know what rooms. What we do know is that we will be stuck in the Armory again.

Teams: be at the Armory by 8:30 for registration. I aim to start rounds at 9.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:55 pm
by sds
Looks like Michigan will actually have 7 players total - the extra spot's still free for anyone you want to put in it, though.

EDIT: No, it's actually back down to 6. Sorry about all the confusion.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:45 pm
by sds
There are apparently no more vans (or cars) to be had from the university, we weren't able to find anyone willing to lend us a car, and can't afford to rent one, so unfortunately Michigan's team and a half will have to drop out. Sorry - we've never been unable to get a university car before...

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:00 am
by goblue16
sds wrote:There are apparently no more vans (or cars) to be had from the university, we weren't able to find anyone willing to lend us a car, and can't afford to rent one, so unfortunately Michigan's team and a half will have to drop out. Sorry - we've never been unable to get a university car before...
We're really sorry about springing this on you the week of the tournament. The university has over 80 cars and vans, and it is unprecedented for us to not be able to reserve them.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:55 am
by dtaylor4
With Michigan dropping, here's where we are:

Chicago
Free Agents
House 1
House 2

The house teams will probably have three people on each. Triple RR, final, then possible scrimmage. I'll grab some books to give to the top two teams and individuals.

The reservation process is still the major hang-up. I'm going to make two trips to the appropriate offices tomorrow, and get this shit straightened out. My phone number and email address are posted. If you got questions, get in touch.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:04 pm
by No Rules Westbrook
If up to three Michigan people want to ride with me, I'm fine with that (psst: have the university pay for the gas!).

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:31 pm
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
No Rules Westbrook wrote:If up to three Michigan people want to ride with me, I'm fine with that (psst: have the university pay for the gas!).
Awesome, thanks for the offer! We are trying to make this happen. I'll update you later tonight.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:24 pm
by Captain Sinico
And then you can get tore up. And pass out in the hot sun.

MaS

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:49 pm
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Ok, so it looks like at least three of us can make it. I think Phil also found another car that we could use, so we might all be able to make it after all. Sorry about the hassle.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:16 am
by Strongside
Also, Gautam and I won't be coming. Sorry it didn't work out.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:08 am
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Ok, we have one team of four people (Kurtis, Libo, Bryan, and I) coming in Ryan's car. See you tomorrow!

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:46 am
by dtaylor4
Since Michigan is indeed coming, we're going back to a double RR, final, plus any scrimmaging/drafts/whatever.

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:54 am
by dtaylor4
Tomorrow:

Registration will be in room 241. See the map here: http://www.fs.uiuc.edu/ada/0006.html. The building is a maze, feel free to call me if you get lost. My phone number, again, is two one seven four nine three four five zero zero. Leave me a voice mail or text me if I don't pick up.

Games will be in 241 and 243. Please bring buzzers in case we decide to do six teams for scrimmages, and to save your team money.

Time to see how much I know about contracts,
Donald Taylor

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:21 pm
by Mike Bentley
Who is playing on the free agents team?