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Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:38 am
by Illinois Admin
Matthew Lehmann, Alex Damisch, and Bryan Lu will be cutting the most British items from the set. To maintain consistency, we are planning on removing a set number of tossups and bonuses each round. The exact number will be at Matthew's discretion once he has the set in front of him, based on how many overly British questions are showing up per packet.


EDIT: updated to add Bryan and Alex

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:08 pm
by Limonana
It looks like I'll be in town for this, so I'd love to run META on Friday if people would like that. I'm also looking for 1-2 teammates for Cambridge Open and Super Acronym, particularly someone I haven't played with before.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:50 am
by Illinois Admin
Quick announcement: CamO's field cap has been reached but there are still a few spots empty on teams.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:23 pm
by Cheynem
Andrew Hart and I are looking for MUSES teammates. You don't have to know things about classics and mythology, but that might be helpful.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:49 pm
by romgl
Looking to join a team for Cambridge Open, please let me know if you still need another player! Thanks!

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:12 pm
by Colby Burnett
If there’s still a need for moderators, I’m available for the Sat. events.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:40 pm
by Cheynem
Looks like on the map that David Kinley Hall is pretty close to the armory--do you recommend parking in the same lots as last year or is there somewhere closer?

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:34 am
by TylerV
Cheynem wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:40 pm
Looks like on the map that David Kinley Hall is pretty close to the armory--do you recommend parking in the same lots as last year or is there somewhere closer?
David Kinley has its own, rather large, lot. The easiest way I've found to navigate people there is by directing them to Lorado Taft Drive (directions https://goo.gl/maps/ydb1YBkGdjN96xhZA)

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:52 pm
by Illinois Admin
There is also a lot at the Main Library that is close to DKH.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:32 am
by Cheynem
What is happening on Friday night?

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:53 am
by John Ketzkorn
Cheynem wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:32 am
What is happening on Friday night?
We will be playing what we have time for and pending who turns up when. We plan to start at 5pm. As of now, the schedule is:

Eyes
Soundbyte-64
META

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 pm
by Cheynem
I plan on being there, but 5 PM is super hard on people traveling. Of course, you did say times are pending...

(I will have the Look at This Photograph and BUMPY II sets if people want to play those.)

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:58 pm
by John Ketzkorn
Cheynem wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 pm
I plan on being there, but 5 PM is super hard on people traveling. Of course, you did say times are pending...

(I will have the Look at This Photograph and BUMPY II sets if people want to play those.)
Yeah, I'm thinking we'll likely stick to shootout format so people can join in as they arrive. If anyone plans to show up later and has a set they want set aside until they arrive, they can use the Friday Arrival form to let me know.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:52 pm
by db0wman
I'm looking for a teammate for The Unanswered Question. Please contact me if you'd like to play with me!

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:24 pm
by Captain Sinico
WHO: You, attendee of Side Event Weekend (who is 21 if you want to drink.)

WHAT: Tournament social event.

WHERE: At our house.

WHEN: We'll begin about an hour after the last Saturday event, maybe 8:00, and go until 1:00, when you quizbowl types will be asked to leave.

WHY: Snacks (but eat dinner before,) improved stereo, capacious back yard with probably bonfire and, this year, there's even furniture! Similar to last year, modest stock of drinks mainly characteristic of my white trash background, so if you want to drink and are of age, bring drinks. (If you want to drink and are not of age, don't.)

WHAT ELSE: E-mail with questions. You can also text, but my phone's at best semi-functional until probably Saturday (due to: I'm a clumsy buffoon.)
Due to exceptionally shitty week for me, Alison's done most of the work to get this ready, so please thank her any chance you get.

EDITS: Added video to further explain nature of event. Typo. Added edits section.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:26 pm
by Cheynem
Finishing at 7 PM Saturday!

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:29 pm
by Captain Sinico
Cheynem wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Finishing at 7 PM Saturday!
I think it wound up being 8:30 last year when I had guessed 9:00. We'll see, my friend.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:56 pm
by 1992 in spaceflight
John Ketzkorn wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Cheynem wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 pm
I plan on being there, but 5 PM is super hard on people traveling. Of course, you did say times are pending...

(I will have the Look at This Photograph and BUMPY II sets if people want to play those.)
Yeah, I'm thinking we'll likely stick to shootout format so people can join in as they arrive. If anyone plans to show up later and has a set they want set aside until they arrive, they can use the Friday Arrival form to let me know.
Are we going to be in David Kinley Hall on Friday?

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:39 pm
by Illinois Admin
We are gonna finalize schedules soon so if you have not signed up but plan to play please do so ASAP. If your team does not have a name, you should make one ASAP as well, or we reserve the right to create the ugliest possible portmanteau of your names and use that as your team name.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:33 am
by John Ketzkorn
1992 in spaceflight wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:56 pm
John Ketzkorn wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 5:58 pm
Cheynem wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:14 pm
I plan on being there, but 5 PM is super hard on people traveling. Of course, you did say times are pending...

(I will have the Look at This Photograph and BUMPY II sets if people want to play those.)
Yeah, I'm thinking we'll likely stick to shootout format so people can join in as they arrive. If anyone plans to show up later and has a set they want set aside until they arrive, they can use the Friday Arrival form to let me know.
Are we going to be in David Kinley Hall on Friday?
We will be in David Kinley on the third floor. The doors should be open, and I'll be sure to keep an eye on email should anyone have difficulty getting in / finding us.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:40 am
by Cheynem
Since UIUC is a better school than Northwestern, this better have A/C.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:54 am
by John Ketzkorn
As far as I'm aware, the building's air conditioning is working. In a worse case scenario, we can move back to the English building.

I placed the remaining free agents onto teams for MUSES, and the fields for Saturday's events are now final. Feel free to contact me if you have reason for wanting to switch teams.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:05 pm
by Colby Burnett
Hey. Just came from Sorice’s. He had gardening mishap and is in hospital being treated for a broken nose. I’ll keep you posted.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:43 pm
by Colby Burnett
Hey. Just came from Sorice’s. He had gardening mishap and is in hospital being treated for a broken nose. I’ll keep you posted.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:44 pm
by John Ketzkorn
Sorry to hear that about Sorice :/

For those showing up today, we are in room 317 of David Kinley at the moment.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:28 am
by John Ketzkorn
We will be meeting at David Kinley Hall in Room 317 starting around 8:30am. I encourage people to show up early. The OP has been updated to reflect start times and schedules have been attached.

If you are interested in playing Eyes, we plan to play it across the weekend over breaks in play (morning / lunch). After MUSES, 64-Soundbyte will be available for those interested to hear.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 2:29 am
by John Ketzkorn
Two things I'd like to remind people to be aware of this weekend:

1] There's a lot of quiz bowl people want to hear and we want to get through as much of it as we can. Please try your best to have fun, but to do so without slowing any given game down too far.

2] Other people affiliated with UIUC may be using these classrooms on Monday, so leave no trace. Keep track of your belongings, and dispose all finished food and drink items.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:42 pm
by Aaron's Rod
Mike Etzkorn wants to start MUSES at 4, so please be back from lunch before then.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:37 pm
by Illinois Admin
For MUSES, the final will take place tomorrow sometime, potentially during lunch or between SACRONYM and Unanswered Question. The team of Tejas, Rob, BIlly, and Matt will be playing a final with advantage over the team of Alex, John, Auroni, and Ryan.

On a related note, here are the stats for Cambridge Open and MUSES

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:30 am
by InvadErGII
The Super ACRONYM 2 schedule is available here. Same meeting place/time as yesterday (as noted in the OP of this thread).

If you are signed up to staff and would be up for running stats, please let me know - we have more than enough readers, so in the interest of keeping this running smoothly I'd love to have a dedicated stats person.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:32 pm
by halle
There are many people playing Unanswered Question who are currently listed as free agents. If you would like to play, please find a team to join as a third player.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:03 pm
by Iain.Carpenter
Here is the schedule for Unanswered Question

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:59 am
by ThisIsMyUsername
Many thanks to the folks at Illinois for running an excellent Side Event Weekend--for being so accommodating about packing in so many events, for keeping everything moving at a good pace, and for helping to staff all of the events.

Further results/stats from various events will trickle in over the course of today, I suspect. I'll start this off: a team of Kai Smith, Chris Ray, and Mike Sorice cleared the field at The Unanswered Question. I don't know how to post the stats from Neg5, but they exist in full form.

The results of MUSES remain up in the air. At the end of the round robin, the team of Rob Carson, Tejas Raje, Matt Lafer, and Billy Busse was one match ahead of my team, consisting of me, Auroni Gupta, Ryan Rosenberg, and Alex Damisch. We played the first game of the advantaged final yesterday and my team won. We will likely play the last game of that final sometime during CO weekend.

After playing the 10 main rounds of Eyes That Do Not See X, the scores were as follows:

Player: Score (15/10/-5)
Halle Friedman: 210 (9/10/5)
John Lawrence: 210 (10/8/4)
Matt Lafer: 110 (5/5/3)
Mike Etzkorn: 75 (3/6/6)
Iain Carpenter (played 9 rounds): 70 (4/6/10)
Chris Ray: 65 (5/8/18)
Yogesh Raut: 60 (3/3/3)
Chinmay Kansara: 45 (3/3/6)
Cyrus Zhou (played 9 rounds): 30 (0/3/0)
Mike Sorice (played 1 round): 25 (2/0/1)

Halle and I broke the tie by playing a head-to-head tiebreaker on the eight-tossup tiebreaker packet. She went (0/3/0) and I went (2/1/1), winning on the last tossup, making our final scores for the tournament:

John Lawrence: 245 (12/9/5)
Halle Friedman: 240 (9/13/5)

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:23 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
ThisIsMyUsername wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:59 am
Many thanks to the folks at Illinois for running an excellent Side Event Weekend--for being so accommodating about packing in so many events, for keeping everything moving at a good pace, and for helping to staff all of the events.

Further results/stats from various events will trickle in over the course of today, I suspect. I'll start this off: a team of Kai Smith, Chris Ray, and Mike Sorice cleared the field at The Unanswered Question. I don't know how to post the stats from Neg5, but they exist in full form.

The results of MUSES remain up in the air. At the end of the round robin, the team of Rob Carson, Tejas Raje, Matt Lafer, and Billy Busse was one match ahead of my team, consisting of me, Auroni Gupta, Ryan Rosenberg, and Alex Damisch. We played the first game of the advantaged final yesterday and my team won. We will likely play the last game of that final sometime during CO weekend.

After playing the 10 main rounds of Eyes That Do Not See X, the scores were as follows:

Player: Score (15/10/-5)
Halle Friedman: 210 (9/10/5)
John Lawrence: 210 (10/8/4)
Matt Lafer: 110 (5/5/3)
Mike Etzkorn: 75 (3/6/6)
Iain Carpenter (played 9 rounds): 70 (4/6/10)
Chris Ray: 65 (5/8/18)
Yogesh Raut: 60 (3/3/3)
Chinmay Kansara: 45 (3/3/6)
Cyrus Zhou (played 9 rounds): 30 (0/3/0)
Mike Sorice (played 1 round): 25 (2/0/1)

Halle and I broke the tie by playing a head-to-head tiebreaker on the eight-tossup tiebreaker packet. She went (0/3/0) and I went (2/1/1), winning on the last tossup, making our final scores for the tournament:

John Lawrence: 245 (12/9/5)
Halle Friedman: 240 (9/13/5)
stats are here

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 12:41 pm
by John Ketzkorn
For those that had Jimmy Johns on Sunday evening when we were running Unanswered Question, Tyler Vaughan graciously payed for those out of pocket and hasn't received much in way of payment. Please, if you were part of the order and you haven't already, venmo him $5 . His venmo is @Tyler-Vaughan-9

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 pm
by Aaron's Rod
Thank you John for the write-up!

In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats, the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury]) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ray, Kai Smith, Clark Smith, and Andrew Stelzer) in the last game of the round-robin 305-300. There was actually a protested bonus part that may have swayed the results of the game, but I am unclear as to Bryan's resolution. In any case, I do not believe there was any desire to play off up to two additional games.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:03 pm
by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode
Aaron's Rod wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Thank you John for the write-up!

In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats, the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury]) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ray, Kai Smith, Clark Smith, and Andrew Stelzer) in the last game of the round-robin 305-300. There was actually a protested bonus part that may have swayed the results of the game, but I am unclear as to Bryan's resolution. In any case, I do not believe there was any desire to play off up to two additional games.
Uncertain why Mike is listed having played games as he was actually DNP - Gardening injury for the entire tournament

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:11 pm
by Aaron's Rod
Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:03 pm
Aaron's Rod wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 pm
Thank you John for the write-up!

In addition, according to the Cambridge Open stats, the team 3 Four Men In A Boat (John Lawrence, Andrew Wang, Jakob Myers [4 games played, due to transportation] and Mike Sorice [2 games played, due to injury]) cleared the field, defeating Chandrew Smith (Chris Ray, Kai Smith, Clark Smith, and Andrew Stelzer) in the last game of the round-robin 305-300. There was actually a protested bonus part that may have swayed the results of the game, but I am unclear as to Bryan's resolution. In any case, I do not believe there was any desire to play off up to two additional games.
Uncertain why Mike is listed having played games as he was actually DNP - Gardening injury for the entire tournament
Oh, you are obviously right, I didn't notice that his stat line was purportedly 0/0/0. I think it's just a Neg5 error, easy to make if you don't uncheck the player's name at the beginning of the round.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:04 pm
by gimmedatguudsuccrose
Aaron's Rod wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:00 pm
There was actually a protested bonus part that may have swayed the results of the game, but I am unclear as to Bryan's resolution. In any case, I do not believe there was any desire to play off up to two additional games.
IIRC, both protests (worth ten points each) were upheld, so the final result of 3 Men in a Boat clearing the field stands.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:50 am
by John Ketzkorn
Friday night, we played Imaginary Landscape No. 5 and META.

John Lawrence decidedly took IL5.

Imaginary Landscape Standings (10/-5)
John Lawrence (89/13): -- 825 points
Kai Smith (34/1): -- 335 points
Bryan Lu (12/1): -- 115 points
Colby Burnett (5/1): -- 45 points
Mike Cheyne (4/0): -- 40 points
Halle Friedman (3/0): -- 30 points
Drew Brenner (2/2): -- 10 points
Mike Etzkorn (1/1): -- 5 points (1 round)
Lalit Maharjan (0/0): -- 0 points (7 rounds)


John Lawrence also led the pack for META.

META Standings (15/10/-5):

John Lawrence (16/28/11) -- 465 points
Halle Friedman (6/14/2) -- 220 points
Kai Smith (3/23/14) -- 205 points
Mike Cheyne (4/17/7) -- 195 points
Colby Burnett (5/11/7) -- 150 points
Mike Etzkorn (4/10/10) -- 110 points
Chinmay Kansara (1/6/2) -- 65 points
Kyle Asta (0/2/1) -- 15 points
Tyler Vaughan (0/3/9) -- negative 15 points

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:32 pm
by InvadErGII
Prelim stats for Super ACRONYM are here. I still need to get all the playoff scoresheets into SQBS, but will have those up ASAP.

Also, by my count there were 11 players (nearly a fourth of the field!) who didn't pay for this. If that includes you, please do so ASAP - my Venmo is Erik-Nelson-32. If my records are correct, I believe I know who the 11 are, so I'll reach out to folks individually as needed.

EDIT: Can't double-post, but combined stats are up now, too.

Re: Illinois Side Event Weekend - 7/20/19

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:49 pm
by Illinois Admin
MUSES is now finished!

The MUSES Tragedy was victorious in the second game of their disadvantaged final againt the Rob Carson, Tejas Raje, Matt Lafer, Billy Busse team with a final score 395-140.

Congrats everyone and good job The MUSES Tragedy!

Side event "weekend" is now officially over.