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California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl (8/10-11)

Post by rylltraka » Thu May 02, 2019 6:21 pm

Hey all,

(see below for updated event information)

Note: our flagship event on Saturday will be, disasters notwithstanding, the Cambridge Open.
Note: our flagship event on Sunday will be the Super Acronym 2 trash tournament.
Note: The Side Events will be CANONEXPANSION, Imaginary Landscape, The Unanswered Question, Scattergories

What I would like to know, from any interested parties (i.e., respond in this thread with this information):
- Would you attend? (I need to know how many rooms to rent, and they aren't exactly cheap - you may also use this form: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0)
- When (what weekend) would you prefer the event to be held?
- Should the event be all weekend?
- Could you bring buzzers? (I have 0)
- Which events would you like to have happen? There have been many announced on the boards, and I might get around to making a list in this thread if I have time.

The prices are:
$10 per player for CamO
$0 for any and all side events
$10 per player for Super Acronym


I have reached that level in life where I live in a house instead of in a room, so I can offer substandard housing (couches, even) the night before, to probably 3-4 people who would need it.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by rylltraka » Thu May 02, 2019 8:25 pm

Here's the list of potential events on the docket, stolen without shame from a Mike Cheyne post:

Full Tournaments
*Cambridge Open
*NASAT (obviously going to be run as own tournament)
*Super Acronym II (trash)

Side Events Confirmed for Mirrors Already
*Age of Empires (classical/ancient history and stuff, probably at CO)
*CANONEXPANSION (science, HSNCT)
*Fight the Power 2 (hip-hop, probably at HSNCT)
*GOLBEZ (video games, already ran at ICT and will run at HSNCT)
*Imaginary Landscape (audio music, HSNCT)
*Let's Remember Some Guys (sports, I think HSNCT)
*META (basically quizbowl minus science, at least HSNCT)
*RULFO (lit/arts, NSC)
*Scattergories (Will Nediger delights, probably at CO)
*STAR BOWL (sci fi, probably at NSC)

Other Side Events (I do not think these have mirrors set up, but let me know if they do.)
*Look at this Photograph (visual trash)
*Mixtape (popular music)
*The Unanswered Question (20th century fine arts)
*TUPAC (trash music listening)

Events That I Don't Know the Status Of
*STIGMATA (visual film)

Proposed but Delayed Events
*For the U.S.A. and All the Southern Countries (Cheyne film, postponed)
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by Dominator » Thu May 02, 2019 8:28 pm

I'd be interested in attending, assuming the date and time works out. NASAT and Acronym sound cool.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Thu May 02, 2019 9:43 pm

If we can have this in late July on a date I can attend, I am happy to have Age of Empires ready by then, since I take it most people at this site won't be attending CO.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by Golran » Thu May 02, 2019 10:25 pm

You've fallen into the pitfall of view only on the spreadsheet!

Putting it out there, I have a reasonably sized apartment that has a sectional couch that can fit 2 and a pair of full size air mattresses, plus enough floor space for comfortably around 4 more people. I'm willing to drive people, pick them up from LAX Friday night and introduce you to amazing street tacos in North Hollywood (but my car only fits 5).

I'm most interested in playing Super ACRONYM and maybe NASAT, and will staff other events, as long as this isn't the weekend of CO (when I'll be in Chicago for unrelated reasons).
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by rylltraka » Fri May 03, 2019 12:32 am

The document should now be edit-able.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by nadph » Fri May 03, 2019 3:06 pm

I'd be willing to drive 7 hours from the Bay Area to attend this, should the timing work. If others in NorCal are interested, let me know and we could possibly coordinate on transport and timing.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri May 03, 2019 3:15 pm

I'm potentially interested in this, but less so if it mirrors sets I'd already be playing (ones at CO) or writing (NASAT).
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by i never see pigeons in wheeling » Fri May 03, 2019 6:48 pm

nadph wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 3:06 pm
I'd be willing to drive 7 hours from the Bay Area to attend this, should the timing work. If others in NorCal are interested, let me know and we could possibly coordinate on transport and timing.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by i never see pigeons in wheeling » Fri May 03, 2019 6:52 pm

Flights to Long Beach Airport are also pretty cheap and come from all Bay Area airports. It seems like a pretty easy pickup from the campus.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by justinfrench1728 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:21 pm

is this event in place of the usual norcal weekend of quiz bowl or is it a separate thing
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by rylltraka » Fri May 03, 2019 7:59 pm

I have not been in coordination with the powers that be in Norcal, and have heard no word as to whether they are planning a summer quizbowl event; I did post on their Facebook group about this tournament, and would welcome any input from them. What seems most logical to do is to run NASAT, as it's usually a crowd-pleaser, but if they want to claim it as their prerogative, we can talk about that.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by rahulkeyal » Fri May 03, 2019 9:55 pm

rylltraka wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 7:59 pm
I have not been in coordination with the powers that be in Norcal, and have heard no word as to whether they are planning a summer quizbowl event; I did post on their Facebook group about this tournament, and would welcome any input from them. What seems most logical to do is to run NASAT, as it's usually a crowd-pleaser, but if they want to claim it as their prerogative, we can talk about that.
As Jonchee mentioned in the other thread, either Berkeley or Stanford (likely the latter) was planning on hosting an event, likely sometime in July. We were also planning on mirroring NASAT, but if it seems that it wouldn't be sustainable to have both events, we could figure out something else. That said, I don't feel like this will be the case, and I'm sure there are many others in my situation (either in Northern or Southern California and not willing to travel 6+ hours to attend an event for the weekend), and it'd be a shame if these people couldn't get the opportunity to play the set. However, I think it may be beneficial to coordinate side events, as the audiences for those are usually more restricted, so possibly running the same event at both locations will be ill-advised.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by nadph » Sat May 04, 2019 1:42 am

rahulkeyal wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 9:55 pm
As Jonchee mentioned in the other thread, either Berkeley or Stanford (likely the latter) was planning on hosting an event, likely sometime in July. We were also planning on mirroring NASAT, but if it seems that it wouldn't be sustainable to have both events, we could figure out something else. That said, I don't feel like this will be the case, and I'm sure there are many others in my situation (either in Northern or Southern California and not willing to travel 6+ hours to attend an event for the weekend), and it'd be a shame if these people couldn't get the opportunity to play the set. However, I think it may be beneficial to coordinate side events, as the audiences for those are usually more restricted, so possibly running the same event at both locations will be ill-advised.
Apologies, I wrote impulsively and without checking if there was a Norcal mirror of some of these events. I'd probably prefer attending a NorCal event for the convenience, but I'd still be interested if there are some events held on this weekend that have no NorCal mirror.
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Post by rahulkeyal » Sat May 04, 2019 1:57 pm

I've posted a form to gauge interest / collect preferences for a Northern California Weekend of Quizbowl. We want it to be worthwhile for players to attend both events if they so desire, so please do fill out the form if you're considering attending.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (Date TBD)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sat May 04, 2019 4:03 pm

It might be better to run two separate "main event" tournaments across the two Cali sites. Oxford Open got good reviews this year, so I'd be good with playing that tournament, though CamO would also work.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)

Post by rylltraka » Fri May 10, 2019 10:25 pm

As an update, I have decided upon the date of August 10 by more or less popular demand, and to not clash with the parallel Norcal tournament. If there are unforeseen reasons why this is an unwise decision, please let me know.

Our main event will be, permission willing, the Cambridge Open tournament on Saturday, with a further schedule pending decisions to be made later.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)

Post by Scipio » Sun May 12, 2019 10:29 pm

So, one would fly in to Los Angeles to get there, right?
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Post by Golran » Mon May 13, 2019 2:43 am

It would depend on where you're staying. LGB and LAX are both reasonable, and even SNA or BUR could potentially make sense, but LGB or LAX are definitely your best options.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)

Post by rylltraka » Mon May 13, 2019 3:00 am

Ian is correct - the kicker is that the Long Beach airport is rather small, and that LAX is close enough to Long Beach that it's not a hideous slog to cover that distance by car. I wouldn't put much effort into going direct to the Long Beach airport unless a good deal suggests itself.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)

Post by rylltraka » Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:05 pm

As a result of successful and very brief negotiations, Super ACRONYM 2 will be our Sunday main event.

While it is not yet set or negotiated, the plan for the side events will probably be CANONEXPANSION for one, and some of the visual/auditory events for another. For personal reasons, I would also like to run Age of Empires, but we shall see.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)

Post by rylltraka » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:40 pm

Updated Schedule:

Saturday: CamO
Sunday: Super Acronym

Side Events: CANONEXPANSION, Imaginary Landscape, The Unanswered Question, Scattergories
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)

Post by rylltraka » Mon Jul 22, 2019 3:10 pm

I also have Eyes That Do Not See X (visual art), if that strikes anyone's fancy.
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl at Cal State, Long Beach (8/10)

Post by rylltraka » Mon Jul 29, 2019 12:53 pm

Hello -

Because the CSULB administration with whom I have been in contact for months have been unable to let me know when the room confirmations will arrive despite our three months of conversation, I have decided to change the venue. I apologize in advance for any trouble this might cause.

The new venue will be my house, whose location has been sent via email to everyone who has signed up via the spreadsheet. Please contact me if you need that information (my number is 310dash866dash1057) or any other. It is not in Long Beach, unfortunately for some, but in central-west LA. An advantage of this is that the cost of the tournament will be reduced to simply the mirror fees, with which I will update the main announcement shortly.

The plan is to try and start the tournament as soon to 9 as possible with CamO until we grow tired of it, then bust into two groups to play side events in separate rooms. Events will be decided by popular interest. Same applies to Sunday, with Super Acronym.

We still need two buzzers or some magical digital solution to that issue.

Once again, my apologies for the alterations to this event, which I would have preferred to have in LB.

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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl (8/10-11)

Post by rylltraka » Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:08 am

Day 1 (CamO) went off fairly hitch-lessly, and the statistics are available at https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5866/stats/stats/.

In addition, we ran shootouts of CANONEXPANSION and Age of Empires. The numbers for CANONEXPANSION might surface at some point, the ones for Age of Empires follow.

Over nine rounds:
Nikhil - 245 (6/48/9)
Steve - 15 (1/0/0)
Charles - 300 (8/28/20)
Mik - 920 (27/56/29)
Willy - 10 (1/4/9)
Kirk - -25 (1/1/10)
Jason - 115 (2/14/11)
Kevin - 40 (0/5/2) (One round)
Boyang - 165 (9/4/2) (One round)
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Re: California Summer Weekend o' Quizbowl (8/10-11)

Post by rylltraka » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:05 pm

Results from Day 2 (mostly):
Some rounds of CANONEXPANSION were played Saturday night, but since the stats were taken in what seems to be some kind of estrangela miniscule, all I have are the following rough calculations:

Ian - 45
Wolfram - 460
Sam - 620

We played five rounds of Eyes 10:
Ian - 10
Charles - 40
Mik - 80
Steve Kaplan - 15
Jason - 140

We played a 12-round Super Acronym shootout:
Ian 50 (4 rounds) (2/3/0)
Kevin W 50 (4 rounds) (2/7/10)
Charles 115 (8 rounds) (5/11/15)
Boyang 195 (6/19/19)
Jason 205 (10/16/11)
Mik 575 (9/48/8)
Steve 925 (28/56/11)

Hopefully a good time was had by all.
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