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SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:00 pm

Hey guys,

Since a lot of people aren't going to get to play any of the main VCU Open sites, Jordan and I figured that it would make sense to organize an online mirror of our set (details here) to give even more strong players an opportunity to play it. We'll run this as a standard Skype tournament - it shouldn't take too long, since there will be 10 packets and they're all tossup only.

Update 8/11: We've decided to pair this with an online mirror of VICO so people can set aside one day to play both sets. The signup sheet for SHEIKH is now official, though you should email me a few days before the actual tournament to confirm that you're playing.

The size of teams will be determined by how many staff we can get. For now, assume it's doubles - we may change this later.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

We'll charge a small fee for this (probably $5) payable whenever we run into you later during the year.
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Re: SHEIKH Online (Mid to Late August)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:35 am

I'm going to start making plans for this soon and round up some willing staffers. I think interest will be low enough that we can stick with doubles as the plan.
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Re: SHEIKH Online (Mid to Late August)

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:14 pm

There will be an online mirror of VICO in tandem with this. You can sign up for it in the second tab of the SHEIKH spreadsheet. It'll be $5/player, and team size will depend on staffing availability.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by lumosityfan » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:46 pm

What time are you guys planning to run this event? (Just curious)
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Tue Aug 11, 2015 8:55 pm

I think I'll aim to start at 11AM Eastern so that people on the West Coast don't have to get up super early.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Wed Aug 19, 2015 11:52 pm

This is ten days away! People should form into teams soon.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Gonzagapuma1 » Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:22 am

At what time will VICO start approximately?
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Charbroil » Thu Aug 20, 2015 10:58 am

I don't have the ability to get on Google Drive right now, so you can count this as my official registration for this event (both SHEIKH and VICO). Anyone interested in teaming up with me for either is welcome to email me at charleshang228@yahoo.com
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Thu Aug 20, 2015 4:40 pm

If you're still on the free agents list on the spreadsheet by next Thursday evening, I'll assume you are playing and assign you a random teammate.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sun Aug 23, 2015 3:14 pm

I'm capping the field at eight teams. To make eight teams happen, I will need two more staff (I only have myself and Chip so far).
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:02 pm

I'm soliciting staffers individually but I would still really appreciate any volunteers, since I don't want to have to create triples teams or anything like that.

Also, apparently Jacob and Will aren't able to staff VICO Online. I haven't heard anything from them, so assuming that I'm running the event, I'm looking for staffers for that as well.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Gautam » Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:53 am

I'm assuming this is still happening this weekend? Looking forward to play VICO.

How are VICO-only participants being notified of the start of the event?
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:05 am

I'll make a post about it here and in the chat room I'll have set up all day. Jacob said he'll try to round up staff - the people I asked didn't seem to want to commit to too much time, though I could be wrong.

EDIT: The field cap is still 8 for SHEIKH online because I only have myself and three staffers. I'm giving people an extension until tomorrow to form teams. I'm going to allow triples, but I'm going to ask that no triples be formed until all 8 doubles slots are filled up.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Thu Aug 27, 2015 3:20 pm

I'm creating a contact information table on the signup spreadsheet. Please put your name and contact info (Skype and email) there; this will be used to send out logistics tomorrow. I plan on starting SHEIKH at 11:30 AM Eastern Time and VICO at 4 PM Eastern Time.

I have also formed teams out of the free agents. Laurence, Ryan, and Trent are now a team. Dan is playing with Joe and Saul. This will be the field; if you still wish to play, contact an existing team to join.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Charbroil » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:54 am

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:If you're still on the free agents list on the spreadsheet by next Thursday evening, I'll assume you are playing and assign you a random teammate.
Are you planning on randomly assigning people to teams for VICO as well?
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:59 am

Since it appears that people aren't forming teams and that Jacob won't be involved with anything, I'll do that as well tomorrow before I email and post the schedule plans. I should have clarified, thanks.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:12 pm

I have formed random VICO teams in the same way that I formed random SHEIKH teams. The field for VICO is now capped at six teams; people wishing to play should seek to join one of those.

People who still have not posted their skype contact info and email should do so now. Things will be run out of the IRC room #sheikhvico - I'll sign in around 11:00 to get things going.

The moderators for the tournaments will be as follows unless something funny happens:

SHEIKH: Will Alston, Tejas Raje, Patrick Liao, Andrew Wang
VICO: Will Alston, Jason Golfinos, Richard Yu

The schedules for both tournaments have been posted on new tabs in the signup spreadsheet for everyone's convenience. SHEIKH will be seven rounds of round-robin prelims plus an NAQT-style advantaged final, with second place ties broken on packet 8. SHEIKH will start at 11:30 AM Eastern Time. VICO will be five rounds of round-robin prelims plus a NAQT-style advantaged final, with second place ties broken on packet 6. I plan to start VICO at 4:00 PM Eastern Time assuming SHEIKH goes smoothly; I won't start it any earlier than that, just so nobody is caught off-guard.

Moderators will be instructed to start reading ten minutes after the tournament officially starts if a person's entire team listed on the spreadsheet is not present AND the missing person has put their contact info on the spreadsheet. If the late person hasn't put their contact info on the spreadsheet, then moderators will start as soon as possible.

I will be emailing people who have provided me with contact info giving them this information and a link to this forums post.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Nabonidus » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:13 pm

Is there any chance Sebastian Drake, Sam Baker and myself could play tomorrow from the same computer? (I'm aware that would require a bit of team shuffling - sorry about the late expression of interest but all of us have only just arrived in Montreal.)
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:21 pm

Nabonidus wrote:Is there any chance Sebastian Drake, Sam Baker and myself could play tomorrow from the same computer? (I'm aware that would require a bit of team shuffling - sorry about the late expression of interest but all of us have only just arrived in Montreal.)
If you can work that out yourself, it's fine. I'm not taking any additional teams but if a reshuffling is arranged by the tournament time tomorrow then I will be fine with it. People have had ample time to arrange teams so I am not going to work to make arrangements for people myself.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:57 pm

Eric and Mik cleared the field to win SHEIKH. Ankit, Richard, and Will defeated Charles, Jeff, and Kirk to take second place in a playoff, since both teams were tied at 5-2 after the round robin.

VICO will be starting at 4 PM. Live stats will be kept here:

My Room: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
Jason's Room: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
Richard's Room: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:34 pm

Eric, Tejas, and Chris cleared the field to win the VICO online mirror. I'll do stats sometime tonight or tomorrow.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Bloodwych » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:52 pm

A big thanks to Will et. al for running this. It was great fun.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:06 pm

Thanks to Will for running this and Will H and Jacob for writing it, this was fun.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Jason Cheng » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:30 pm

I'm flattered for the extra points, but I'd like to point out that it was probably Corry that went an amazing 4/2/2 against the Eric-Mik team, not me. The stats have that mixed up, I think.

Anyway, thanks for running these events! It was a solid 6 hours of enjoyment, aside from having to wake up early on a _weekend_.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:54 pm

Jason Cheng wrote:I'm flattered for the extra points, but I'd like to point out that it was probably Corry that went an amazing 4/2/2 against the Eric-Mik team, not me. The stats have that mixed up, I think.

Anyway, thanks for running these events! It was a solid 6 hours of enjoyment, aside from having to wake up early on a _weekend_.
This has been corrected. Thanks for the catch!
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Gautam » Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:04 pm

Hey thanks for organizing this, and a big thanks to Richard, Jason, and... a 3rd person who didn't read for us, I think... for reading VICO!
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by vinteuil » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:08 pm

Thanks again to Will A. for running a mirror of our set with basically no assistance from us! Hope everyone liked it.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:31 pm

Final stats for VICO Online are up.
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Re: SHEIKH and VICO Online (August 29th)

Post by Charbroil » Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:04 pm

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea wrote:Final stats for VICO Online are up.
I think my stats got switched with Marianna's in Round 4.
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