VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

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VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Matt Weiner » Fri May 14, 2010 11:52 pm

VCU Open will be returning this year on Saturday, August 7. It will be at the same difficulty level as last year; that is, challenging, but not as hard as the hardest tournaments out there. Top teams can expect to convert above 20 PPB, while teams of average collegiate players can expect to score some points and be familiar with most of the material that comes up.

It will be paired with a Sunday tournament on August 8 written at or slightly above high school nationals difficulty, at which we hope to see more participation from current high school players and others who may not be interested in a difficult open tournament by itself.

Both tournaments will be open to all interested players, with no restrictions whatsoever on who may play or how players may combine into teams.

The tournaments will be written by members of the VCU, Michigan, and UC-San Diego teams. We have around 15 competent writers working on the sets, so we expect no issues with on-time completion or question quality. Thus, there is no packet-submission requirement or discount for these events.

UCSD and Michigan will also run the sets on August 7-8, though Michigan's tournament may occur at a location other than the Michigan campus itself.

We are also open to nonwriting mirrors in areas that are not convenient to Richmond, Ann Arbor, or San Diego. Contact me at mattweiner.vcu@gmail.com if you are interested in mirroring the tournament. Due to the fact that we do not want to artificially speed up our writing schedule and that Sun N Fun is on the following weekend, we will likely only award mirrors to sites that can run on the same August 7-8 weekend.

I will also take registrations for/questions about the VCU site at the mattweiner.vcu@gmail.com address. Michigan and UCSD will post their own announcements shortly about how to register for their sites of the tournament.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Sat May 15, 2010 5:40 am

I will play this at either Ann Arbor or Richmond, depending on what kind of field each site gets and where I can get people to transport me.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by No Rules Westbrook » Sun May 16, 2010 11:19 am

though Michigan's tournament may occur at a location other than the Michigan campus itself
I sure hope this doesn't mean, like, Florida.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Ringil » Sun May 16, 2010 1:22 pm

No Rules Westbrook wrote:
though Michigan's tournament may occur at a location other than the Michigan campus itself
I sure hope this doesn't mean, like, Florida.
Probably not. We're looking at perhaps hosting it at a high school, or somewhere not in Mason Hall in campus. More details will probably be forthcoming.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by itsthatoneguy » Mon May 24, 2010 10:35 pm

The Michigan site has been announced:

http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=9993
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by The King's Flight to the Scots » Mon May 31, 2010 9:42 pm

A team of myself, Isaac Hirsch (tentative), Trey Taraila, and the honorable Matt Jackson will be playing the Sunday tournament.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:26 pm

I'll throw my hat in as a free agent for both days, if anyone wants the 3 PPG to push them over the top.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by at your pleasure » Wed Jun 16, 2010 2:22 am

Having obtained time off work for both days, I will likewise offer free agency.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:33 am

I have a team for Saturday, but am a free agent for Sunday.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:03 pm

So I'm figured out for Sunday; it's pretty likely I'll be able to make Saturday too. If I do, I'm free as of now. (EDIT: This is no longer the case. As of now, I'm playing with Ian Eppler, in addition to Sid and Olivia of TJ fame.)


Any field updates?
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by magin » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:36 am

For the Saturday tournament, I believe I am playing with Will Butler. If you're interested in joining us (perhaps in exchange for a used book), please contact me.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Sam » Fri Jun 25, 2010 8:14 am

Bruce, I think I sent an email about Sunday.
I also am free for Saturday. Also, I will probably not be able to get myself there both days. If anyone is driving from or through Charlottesville and wouldn't mind taking me, I can pay for gas or lunch or something.

EDIT: Changed "is" to "if;" made less demanding
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:46 pm

In the interest of keeping track of who is playing where and with whom they are playing, I have made a spreadsheet.

http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key= ... l=en#gid=0
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Maximus » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:34 pm

It looks like I'll be coming to the Saturday tournament, and maybe even the Sunday one as well. Just let me know if you'd like to have me on your team.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Demonic Leftovers » Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:36 pm

I'll probably be playing this tournament on Saturday. If I do Sam Bailey and I have agreed to team up. If you want to join us email Sam or I. As for Sunday I am unsure whether I will play or not.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by marnold » Tue Jul 13, 2010 1:12 am

dseal wrote:I'll probably be playing this tournament on Saturday. If I do Sam Bailey and I have agreed to team up. If you want to join us email Sam or I. As for Sunday I am unsure whether I will play or not.
You want in on this.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by vcuEvan » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:52 am

I want to give people attending the Richmond site a heads up: due to campus-wide room restrictions it looks like the VCU mirror of the Saturday tournament may start at 12pm. I'll confirm this when I can, but the VCU team has a good record of running tournaments in an efficient and timely manner and this shouldn't be a huge problem. Sunday should be starting in the morning at the usual time. If the tournament does start at 12, we'll be asking people to eat lunch ahead of time. Take these things into account for your travel plans, and I'll get a definitive answer as soon as I can.

Also, we are on pace to have the full 16 rounds written for each tournament by the first of August.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Maximus » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:53 pm

dseal wrote:I'll probably be playing this tournament on Saturday. If I do Sam Bailey and I have agreed to team up. If you want to join us email Sam or I. As for Sunday I am unsure whether I will play or not.

Consider me signed up.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Demonic Leftovers » Tue Jul 13, 2010 7:59 pm

Maximus wrote:
dseal wrote:I'll probably be playing this tournament on Saturday. If I do Sam Bailey and I have agreed to team up. If you want to join us email Sam or I. As for Sunday I am unsure whether I will play or not.

Consider me signed up.
Sounds good to me.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Sam » Tue Jul 13, 2010 9:32 pm

dseal wrote:
Maximus wrote:
dseal wrote:I'll probably be playing this tournament on Saturday. If I do Sam Bailey and I have agreed to team up. If you want to join us email Sam or I. As for Sunday I am unsure whether I will play or not.

Consider me signed up.
Sounds good to me.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by sds » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:23 pm

For completeness' sake -

Entry fees for all three sites will be as follows (per tournament):
Base fee: $100/team. Shorthanded teams (1 or 2 players) may play for $25/person.
Buzzer discount: $5/set
Staffing discount: $10/staffer. You may receive a discount on Saturday for staffing on Sunday, and vice versa.
Distance discount: $10 for traveling more than 200 miles.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by grapesmoker » Mon Jul 19, 2010 1:44 pm

Has there been any indication of whether the 12 PM start time will occur? I'm asking because I have some plans that I would like to make for Friday night if the start time will indeed be 12.
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Re: VCU Open Weekend Aug 7-8 (Richmond, Ann Arbor, San Diego)

Post by Matt Weiner » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:40 pm

[17:37] <&WorstQEvr> vcu open will be using the normal acf distro (the non-nats one with 1/1 your choice) with the following modifications/specifications:
[17:37] <&WorstQEvr> your choice will be split at 50% geography, 25% trash, 25% current events, and 1/1 geo will not be a separate category, thus there will be 3/3 rmp in every round
[17:37] <&WorstQEvr> in science, math is guaranteed 1 q per round and chem is not guaranteed more than 1, though there will often be a second chem in the optional science
[17:38] <&WorstQEvr> no other changes
[17:38] <mbjackson> yeah, things like that make sense and are cool
[17:38] <cheynem> that sounds pretty good
[17:38] <mbjackson> though it should probably be public information
[17:39] <mbjackson> i.e. posted
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