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Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 11:31 pm
by Matt Weiner
Since I don't like it when announcements get cluttered up with endless "seeking teammate" messages, I'll start a separate thread for CO.

I would like a team for this tournament. I have three goals with regards to teammates:
1) to play with people whom I've never played with before
2) to submit a packet by the early deadline
3) to win the tournament

If you would like to participate in all of the above, get in touch with me, at mattweiner.vcu@gmail.com or any other method.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:52 am
by Gautam
I'm interested in playing CO, but I'm not 100% sure that I can be there that weekend. I will learn soon as to whether or not I have something lined up for the summer, in which case I won't be able to go.

I don't particularly care who i play with. I refuse to write the "other science" questions but I'll happily write 4/4 science and some other stuff. Contact me at gkandlikar@gmail.com if you're interested.

--Gautam

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:17 am
by Auroni
I'm not sure if I'll be there, but my plan is to write a packet by myself for the earliest possible deadline in either case. If you are sure that you'll be dedicated enough to follow through with this and have a vested interest in delighting Jerry with an early submission, email me at auronigupta@gmail.com and tell me what you want to write.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:33 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Hey, Trevor Davis and I are playing this together and are looking for teammates, especially sciency types. Post in this thread or contact one or both of us if you are interested!

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:03 pm
by OctagonJoe
I'm interested in teaming up with people looking to hit the early deadline and who know things I do not know, especially science. There's a very low possibility Frank will be playing this with me, and I know you wouldn't want to miss out on that opportunity if it happens. OctagonJoe@gmail.com if you're interested.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:32 pm
by The King's Flight to the Scots
Hey, I'd like to play this as my first hard tournament and would like teammates who are better than I am. mlybollinger@gmail.com if you don't mind taking someone who might not be all that helpful, but might get some solid buzzes at times.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:34 pm
by Terrible Shorts Depot
I'm quite interested in playing this. It's not 100% that I'll be able to attend, but it's pretty likely. I'm willing to write anything but science and social science and I don't particularly care about winning (though any and all wins are welcome). Expect some low PsPG from me with very rare moments of brilliance and some hideous negs. Who wants to ball up? Either post here or email la2pgh03@gmail.com.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:36 pm
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
I am privately courting two local high schoolers for this team, so for that last spot I am interested in having a pretty good other college player who can help us make sure we don't place last. Obviously this isn't a contending kind of team, but hopefully we can at least do OK.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:43 pm
by Cheynem
I am probably going to staff this because I am not sure if I have time or will to write a packet and I don't want to be THAT GUY who drags a packet's completion down.

If you are the enterprising sort who is not fazed by this (and If I do end up writing little of the packet, I would pay more of the fee/buy dinner for teammates, whatever), then let's talk shop at cheyne AT wmis DOT net. I'd certainly want to play with my pupil, Matt Bollinger, but I do not match his criteria of being "better than he is."

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:48 pm
by The Toad to Wigan Pier
I probably will be playing this as I have nothing better to do this summer. I won't bring in a lot of points, but I can fill some gaps in a team's science knowledge.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:00 pm
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
I am ~80 percent sure I can come to this, and would be interested in teammates. At this level of difficulty, my value is probably directly proportional to the amount of current events and obscure 20th century music that makes it into the final set.

Fair warning: I won't be able to start writing any questions until something like the second week of May, and can't write science or myth.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:27 pm
by magin
Yeah, I'd like to play with some new teammates (ideally ones who know history and science), make a run at winning the whole damn thing, and have a blast even if we don't. If that sounds good, email me at [myfirstname].[mylastname]@gmail.com (with my first name and last name in those brackets).

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 7:20 pm
by Rothlover
I'd like to play for a team looking to get the earliest packet discount and also looking to enjoy itself a shit-ton regardless of record. Hopefully should have decent lit, american history Eastern History Religion VIsual art and Trash if there is any (and maybe some more if I tug as hard as I'm hoping for ACF nats.) Hit me up, I believe my e-mail and aim are on the side.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:22 pm
by No Rules Westbrook
So, yeah, it's very likely that I'll be there, and I'd shoot for writing my part of a packet right after ACF Nats. I'm game for playing on any sort of amusing team. The only thing I absolutely cannot tolerate is finishing in first place. CryoBristow@aol.com.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:43 pm
by vcuEvan
Auroni, Matt Bollinger, Will Butler and I are teaming up for this.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:09 pm
by rylltraka
I definitely would play if my schedule allowed it; at present, what I'm doing this summer is up in the air and some possibilities a decent chance of interfering with my ability to steal away to Chicago for a weekend. Still, I have ca-ray-zy tossup ideas and could likely get them in for an early deadline. I will update further once I get better news about what I'm doing over the summer.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:43 pm
by MicroEStudent
I won't know my summer schedule 100% for a while (we just started Spring quarter on Monday), but I'm going to see if I can go to this. My strengths would be physics and physical chemistry, random other science and if any trash or current events show up. I'd be just sitting there for literature, mythology and non-economics social science as well as painting.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:59 pm
by Lagotto Romagnolo
I plan on playing Chicago open, preferably with some new teammates. My strongest areas are fine arts (especially music) and physics/engineering, although I also know some myth, literature, and non-western history, plus the occasional random stuff here and there.
EDIT: My email address is aaron_rosenberg@brown.edu

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:06 pm
by bad80smusic
Jacob Durst and I will be at CO. We're also trying to get our packet in by the first deadline if possible, and almost certainly by May 15th.
Jacob knows some lit and some fine arts; I pretend to know stuff about RMP and Social Science. We both know some history, but are completely worthless at science. We'd love to play with anyone who needs a couple of teammates, though having someone with science knowledge would be superb.
Anyway, if anyone's interested, e-mail me at sankaran[dot]4[at]buckeyemail[dot]osu[dot]edu.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:10 am
by Camille Palkia
I'm interested in playing this. I'll likely net you no points at all, so I'd encourage you not to pick me if you're interested in winning, but I'll try to be a fun person to be around or something. All I know really well is Japanese stuff, and some lit and myth, I guess. I have a lot of free time to write things, so I guess that's a plus. You can contact me at jhansen2998[at]gmail[dot]com.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:33 am
by marnold
Hello. I am acting as David Seal's agent in his search for a Chicago Open team. David Seal would be a welcome addition to your team, with advantages including:

- a solid knowledge of US history, including some areas of quite strong knowledge
- a proven winner, with a national championship to his name
- an amiable personality
- usually acceptable personal hygiene

If you are interested in having David on your team, please contact me at m a r n o l d @ uchicago DOT edu. I will be pre-screening offers so David will end up with the best Chicago Open experience possible. Thank you for your time.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 2:57 am
by millionwaves
marnold wrote:I am... David Seal's agent
marnold's posting rank wrote:Skank Agent
I'll let you draw your own conclusions.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 11:46 am
by Susan
millionwaves wrote:
marnold wrote:I am... David Seal's agent
marnold's posting rank wrote:Skank Agent
I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
I see SOMEONE didn't get what Michael was implying when he commented on David's, uh, "amiable personality".

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:39 pm
by DumbJaques
M QBer w/ disconcerting knowledge of BEC statistical modeling seeks physicists to enrage.

EDIT: Or absolutely anyone else.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:39 pm
by evilmonkey
I need teammates for this. I'm not very good, but I do know math, and get other questions. Email me if you're interested.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:17 pm
by Cheynem
Spring break has reminded me that I like quizbowl. So there is a greater chance I will play this than I originally thought. I am not very good. At last year's Chicago Open, I answered questions on "literature" (Come Back, Little Sheba; Ironweed), "mythology" (werewolves), and "history" (Locofocos, the Liberian Civil War). I can also answer questions after other teams neg them. And I can cause teams with Ike Jose on them to neg. My e-mail address is off to the side.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:31 pm
by gyre and gimble
My family's moving to Chicago this summer, but I'm not sure when. I'll probably want to play CO if I'm there, so I'll tentatively announce my interest in joining a team. I think I've got 4/0 lit already, too, if that helps, although it probably needs editing. And you're welcome to have the tossups even if I don't play.

On high school questions I'm competent in every subject except computer science, but I doubt there's any category I'll get lots of tossups on at CO.

EDIT: Oh yeah, email me at 7h3.white.rabbit@gmail.com. And by lots of tossups I mean something like >3.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:55 am
by TheKingInYellow
Not 100% committed to going, but I'll certainly help someone write a packet, and could contribute the extra 15ppg your team needs to go all the way! I'm at graham@stormstown.com

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:52 pm
by Mike Bentley
Aaron Rosenberg, Gautam Kandlikar and myself are looking for a fourth player. E-mail me (uwquizbowl@gmail.com) if you're interested.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:38 am
by TheCzarMan
Chris I'd be interested in playing with you assuming I can find transportation for this. Not saying I'll be particularly good, but teaming up some Bloomfield expatriates sounds fun.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2010 12:20 am
by Geringer
This might not be the thread to do it in, but I've got interesting pockets of knowledge in a few things and would like to assist a team by writing like 4/4 or something. I am most likely staffing this event and have no interest in actually playing the Saturday main event.

If you need someone to write some religion, trash, geography, or other goofy tossups that I could do research on and write good questions, drop me an email at geringe1@illinois.edu.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:43 pm
by Mike Bentley
Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Aaron Rosenberg, Gautam Kandlikar and myself are looking for a fourth player. E-mail me (uwquizbowl@gmail.com) if you're interested.
Ahmad Ragab has joined our team so we are no longer looking for a fourth player.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:43 am
by ThisIsMyUsername
It looks like I may be attending this. So if anyone who's planning on writing a packet for the -$100 deadline is still looking someone who can write some fine arts (especially music) and lit, and who will maybe answer a few questions on those subjects during the tournament, my e-mail address is john[dot]lawrence[at]yale[dot]edu.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 11:22 am
by Nicklausse/Muse
I may be going, but am not sure yet. Strengths: music (mostly opera), lit, some history. Contact Rebecca underscore Maxfield at brown dot edu.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:40 pm
by MLafer
Dinosaurs Ryan Westbrook and myself need two more people, preferably of the "specialist" persuasion. Please contact one of us via e-mail if interested:

ryan - cryobristow at aol dot com
matt - matt dot lafer at gmail dot com

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:31 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Trevor and I will be playing with Eric Mukherjee and a fourth that COULD BE YOU!

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:41 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
It now tentatively seems that I will be available for CO. You guys know my shtick, history/rm/earth science/Flo Rida.

Anyone interested in having me should send me an email.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:58 pm
by Cheynem
Don't forget High School Musical, Lady Gaga, and Miley Cyrus.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:02 am
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
Can we get a spreadsheet like last year?

Also I'm still available...

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:56 am
by gyre and gimble
Whig's Boson wrote:Also I'm still available...
Carsten and I are looking for two more teammates. Bruce, maybe?

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:36 am
by Nicklausse/Muse
Seconding the desire for a spreadsheet.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:03 am
by Frater Taciturnus
Nicklausse/Muse wrote:Seconding the desire for a spreadsheet.
http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key= ... FQUE&hl=en

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 12:12 pm
by MicroEStudent
Our summer graduate research symposium is CO weekend, so I will not be going.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:08 pm
by grapesmoker
There's already a spreadsheet for these things in the announcement thread; I guess it would be nice if people actually paid attention to that, but what the hell, do whatever you want.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:57 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
grapesmoker wrote:There's already a spreadsheet for these things in the announcement thread; I guess it would be nice if people actually paid attention to that, but what the hell, do whatever you want.
I signed our team up on that; I think a regular google docs spreadsheet is also helpful for team formation purposes, since people can see who's available without filling out the form, there's a place to keep track of free agents, and it's easily editable.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:30 pm
by Strongside
I'm looking for a team for this. I might be playing with Charles Meigs, but he doesn't know if he will be in the U.S. when Chicago Open takes place. If you are interested in playing with Charles and/or I, you can e-mail me.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 8:29 pm
by Captain Sinico
Hey,
Unfortunately, my team's dissolved, so I'm accepting offers. Drop me an e-mail or PM if you're interested in retaining my services. I'll happily write my share of a packet, of course.

M

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Thu May 06, 2010 11:07 pm
by DakarKra
I'm looking for teammates for this. A packet has already been submitted (waiting on Jerry to let me know which discount it counts for), so no writing would be required for said teammates. I could be looking for as few as 1 or as many as 3 (I wish that I knew more, but my potential teammates, Chris Horng of Columbia and Charlie Loelius of Rutgers, are waiting for their summer plans to solidify before committing). If you're interested in playing without writing, though, this seems like a good opportunity. E-mail me, if you're interested, and I'll do my best to keep you updated on everything.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:06 pm
by Nicklausse/Muse
I'm out of this tournament (due to scheduling and other concerns). I was going to be playing with Carsten Gehring, David Seal and Stephen Liu, and as I've nearly finished with my part of the packet, this spot would involve no writing.

Re: Chicago Open matchmaking thread

Posted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:57 pm
by Camille Palkia
Charlie Rosenthal and I both still want to play, but we've decided to dissolve ourselves in some combination to shorthanded teams. Neither of us have much preference for where we go, so if you're interested in having us play for you, let us know.