ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Old college threads.
User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:50 pm

On March 20th, the Academic Buzzer Team will be hosting a mirror of Harvard International. See that thread for question-related issues. The tournament will be run by myself, with the assistance of Jeff Geringer.

First Team: $100
Second Team: $90
Third and subsequent: $80

Buzzer discount: $5 per (no max)
Staffer discount: $10

Location/time information will go here.

I can be reached at dtaylor4@illinois.edu, and Jeff can be reached at geringe1@illinois.edu. If emailing one of us with regards to this tournament, please CC the other.

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Wed Feb 10, 2010 8:30 pm

Field goes here. So far, no one has indicated any interest.

Location is up in the air. Steps are being taken to avoid the Armory, but the location is not nailed down. That information will go here once it is figured out.

User avatar
cornfused
Auron
Posts: 2160
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:22 pm
Location: Des Moines, IA

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by cornfused » Thu Feb 11, 2010 3:30 am

I believe this is during my spring break, so consider me interested.
Greg Peterson

Northwestern University '18
Lawrence University '11
Maine South HS '07

"a decent player" - Mike Cheyne

User avatar
sds
Wakka
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:46 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by sds » Thu Feb 11, 2010 8:02 pm

Michigan will probably have 1-2 teams.
Surya
Michigan '10 & '14

User avatar
Geringer
Rikku
Posts: 354
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:10 pm

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Geringer » Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:52 am

Hey guys! We're running a really cool tournament on the 20th of March and would really like you to be there. If you're planning on coming, or even considering it, please let us know via email or a post in this thread. Thanks!
R. Jeffrey Geringer
Saint Viator '09
Illinois '13, '14

evilmonkey
Yuna
Posts: 964
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:23 am
Location: Durham, NC

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by evilmonkey » Fri Feb 26, 2010 5:34 am

I'll be there.
Bryce Durgin
Culver Academies '07
University of Notre Dame '11
Texas A&M '15

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 3:20 pm

Hey, so people should confirm how many teams will be coming.

Strongside
Rikku
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:03 pm
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Strongside » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:50 pm

Gautam Kandlikar and I are considering coming to this tournament.
Brendan Byrne

Drake University, 2006-2008
University of Minnesota, 2008-2010

User avatar
Papa's in the House
Tidus
Posts: 594
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:43 pm
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Papa's in the House » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:41 pm

"Laugh it up, fuzzball."
-Han Solo
Last edited by Papa's in the House on Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Charles Martin Jr.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Academic Buzzer Team | President
B.S. in Accountancy, August 2011
B.S. in Finance, August 2011
MAS Program, Class of 2012

User avatar
No Rules Westbrook
Auron
Posts: 1223
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:04 pm
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by No Rules Westbrook » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:47 pm

So, I'd like to start playing this game of "quizbowl" again, and I think I can make it to this. If anyone wants a washed up designated hitter, let me know.
Ryan Westbrook, no affiliation whatsoever.

I am pure energy...and as ancient as the cosmos. Feeble creatures, GO!

Left here since birth...forgotten in the river of time...I've had an eternity to...ponder the meaning of things...and now I have an answer!

User avatar
Skepticism and Animal Feed
Auron
Posts: 3178
Joined: Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:47 pm
Location: Arlington, VA

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Sun Mar 07, 2010 9:55 pm

No Chicago? Really? Is it during their spring break?
Bruce
Harvard '10 / UChicago '07 / Roycemore School '04
ACF Member emeritus
My guide to using Wikipedia as a question source

User avatar
marnold
Tidus
Posts: 705
Joined: Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:32 pm
Location: NY

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by marnold » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:00 pm

Yep.
Michael Arnold
Chicago 2010
Columbia Law 2013

2009 ACF Nats Champion
2010 ICT Champion
2010 CULT Champion
Member of Mike Cheyne's Quizbowl All-Heel Team

Fundamental Theorem of Quizbowl (Revised): Almost no one is actually good at quizbowl.

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:19 pm

Teams:
Lawrence x 1?
Michigan x 1-2?
Notre Dame x 1
Minnesota x 1?

Free Agents:

Lover of play W.U.W.

Charles, do you really think we'll have enough good staff to put up a house team? This is on our break too, dude.

User avatar
Papa's in the House
Tidus
Posts: 594
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:43 pm
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Papa's in the House » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:00 pm

dtaylor4 wrote: Charles, do you really think we'll have enough good staff to put up a house team? This is on our break too, dude.
I was going to add around 5 more question marks for that purpose, but then I thought that such a thing would be rather annoying, so I only added one.
Charles Martin Jr.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Academic Buzzer Team | President
B.S. in Accountancy, August 2011
B.S. in Finance, August 2011
MAS Program, Class of 2012

User avatar
setht
Auron
Posts: 1176
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:41 pm
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by setht » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:36 pm

I'm very probably going to come down for this even if I can't cajole more Chicago people to show up.

-Seth
Seth Teitler
Formerly UC Berkeley and U. Chicago
President and Chief Editor, NAQT
Emeritus member, ACF

User avatar
Captain Sinico
Auron
Posts: 2840
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:46 pm
Location: Champaign, Illinois

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Captain Sinico » Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:36 am

I'd bet we'll be able to scrape up a house team. I think at least three of us will be around and wanting to play, though staffing the thing obviously comes first. Given the character of the field and questions, I'd guess we'll probably wind up doing this in a potluck style with some kind of round robin (hopefully with people reading on byes,) followed by something fun like a draft or singles tournament. Obviously, we'll modulate tournament fees to reflect the extent of services we're providing.
To sweeten the deal and get people here for this thing, I'll pre-emptively announce a kickin' party of some sort after the tournament. While we may fall short of the 120 gallons of beer and me walking literally out of town to end the night that made the last such event so special, I will promise a good time for all*. Come and you, too, can drunkenly neg trash questions and be forced to chug beer after beer while you marvel at such such quizbowl relics as a Matt Colvin Retirement Tour sweatshirt from the wardrobe of Dom Ricci and a non-functional Chairman of the Board windup clock awarded to me by Andrew Yaphe in commemoration of our victory at the Chicago intramural tournament!

MaS

*All people who are me, that is.
Mike Sorice
Coach, Centennial High School of Champaign, IL (2014-) & Team Illinois (2016-2018)
Alumnus, Illinois ABT (2000-2002; 2003-2009) & Fenwick Scholastic Bowl (1999-2000)
ACF
IHSSBCA
PACE

User avatar
millionwaves
Auron
Posts: 1360
Joined: Sun Feb 25, 2007 12:35 pm
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by millionwaves » Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:38 am

Captain Sinico wrote:I'd bet we'll be able to scrape up a house team. I think at least three of us will be around and wanting to play, though staffing the thing obviously comes first. Given the character of the field and questions, I'd guess we'll probably wind up doing this in a potluck style with some kind of round robin (hopefully with people reading on byes,) followed by something fun like a draft or singles tournament. Obviously, we'll modulate tournament fees to reflect the extent of services we're providing.
To sweeten the deal and get people here for this thing, I'll pre-emptively announce a kickin' party of some sort after the tournament. While we may fall short of the 120 gallons of beer and me walking literally out of town to end the night that made the last such event so special, I will promise a good time for all*. Come and you, too, can drunkenly neg trash questions and be forced to chug beer after beer while you marvel at such such quizbowl relics as a Matt Colvin Retirement Tour sweatshirt from the wardrobe of Dom Ricci and a non-functional Chairman of the Board windup clock awarded to me by Andrew Yaphe in commemoration of our victory at the Chicago intramural tournament!

MaS

*All people who are me, that is.
You may wish to leave your expensive phones at home.
Trygve Meade
Illinois, ACF

Above the Star-Apple Kingdom

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:49 pm

Because the 20th is officially the beginning of our Spring break, should the request be approved, we will be stuck in the Armory. The Armory is (fittingly) found on Armory in Champaign, and stretches from Fourth to Sixth St. I tried in earnest to to avoid it, but can't risk getting fired (and possibly worse).

For parking, Lots E-3 (corner of Sixth and Gregory) and E-12 (Gregory, between the BIF and Huff Hall) should have plenty of open space, and is free. Be wary, though: There will probably be a good amount of traffic on the busy roads, due to dorm people getting booted out.

Map of general area - http://illinois.edu/ricker/CampusMap?ta ... ap&grid=J7

Lunch - we have a number of chain restaurants on Green St, west of Wright: Subway (there's also one on Daniel St between Sixth and Wright), Jimmy Johns, Qdoba, Chipotle, Noodles, Potbelly's, and some local fare as well.

If you are for sure coming, let us know, so we can figure out a schedule and what to do about a house team.

User avatar
cornfused
Auron
Posts: 2160
Joined: Sun Feb 12, 2006 3:22 pm
Location: Des Moines, IA

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by cornfused » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:13 pm

OK, yeah, I'll come for sure, but I should clarify that it's not "Lawrence," it's just me. Ryan, want to play together?
Greg Peterson

Northwestern University '18
Lawrence University '11
Maine South HS '07

"a decent player" - Mike Cheyne

User avatar
EncyclopediaCDRom
Wakka
Posts: 197
Joined: Fri Feb 01, 2008 7:54 pm
Location: Chicago, Illinois

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Fri Mar 12, 2010 10:40 pm

I could play solo for UIC if that would assist with bracketing. You may also consider me a free agent, more than willing to join forces with Greg and Ryan.

Don't neglect the ageless Roger Corman,
Rom
Rom Masrour
president of RomNation at the races
2011 INDYCAR, 2012 NASCAR, 2012 GRAND-AM, & 2012 American Le Mans Series hard card holder
licensed crew member for car #51 in the 2011-2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series & car #15 in the 2012 GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series
"I'm glad you were at Kentucky for Ed's win instead of me."
"Rommy is better known in the paddock than half the drivers are."
"Drivers love Rommy even more than Rommy loves them."

evilmonkey
Yuna
Posts: 964
Joined: Mon Sep 25, 2006 11:23 am
Location: Durham, NC

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by evilmonkey » Sat Mar 13, 2010 5:16 pm

cornfused wrote:OK, yeah, I'll come for sure, but I should clarify that it's not "Lawrence," it's just me.
Yea, Notre Dame will likely just be me.
Bryce Durgin
Culver Academies '07
University of Notre Dame '11
Texas A&M '15

User avatar
setht
Auron
Posts: 1176
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:41 pm
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by setht » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:25 am

dtaylor4 wrote:If you are for sure coming, let us know, so we can figure out a schedule and what to do about a house team.
Chicago is sending a team. We might have a fifth person who'd be available to join a short-handed team, or we might not.

-Seth
Seth Teitler
Formerly UC Berkeley and U. Chicago
President and Chief Editor, NAQT
Emeritus member, ACF

User avatar
sds
Wakka
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:46 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by sds » Sun Mar 14, 2010 12:07 pm

We'll have 2 teams, and 3 buzzers.
Surya
Michigan '10 & '14

User avatar
Papa's in the House
Tidus
Posts: 594
Joined: Sun Aug 30, 2009 7:43 pm
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Papa's in the House » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:07 pm

Episode VI > Episode V > Episode IV > Episode III > Episode I > Episode II
Last edited by Papa's in the House on Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Charles Martin Jr.
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
Academic Buzzer Team | President
B.S. in Accountancy, August 2011
B.S. in Finance, August 2011
MAS Program, Class of 2012

Strongside
Rikku
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:03 pm
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Strongside » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:48 pm

Gautam and I are not sure if we will be attending yet or not. I know that I would like to play, but we are having some trouble finding transportation to and from UIUC, and we wouldn't be getting any funding from the University for this tournament. I will try to let you know what our plans our within the next few days.
Brendan Byrne

Drake University, 2006-2008
University of Minnesota, 2008-2010

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 4:35 pm

Michigan - 2 teams
Chicago - 1 team
Minnesota - 0-1 teams

Free agents:
Rom
Byrne(?)
Durgin
Westbrook
Peterson

There will be a house team. Depending on the need for staff (I may try to read, TD, and do stats simultaneously), there might be one full house team, and another hybrid house/FA team.

User avatar
itsthatoneguy
Rikku
Posts: 263
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:36 pm

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by itsthatoneguy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:02 pm

Although I can't confirm this, I think Michigan may only have one team for this. Hopefully future posts by Scot/Surya/Michael will confirm.
Bryan Berend
Detroit Catholic Central '09
Michigan '13

User avatar
sds
Wakka
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:46 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by sds » Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:36 pm

itsthatoneguy wrote:Although I can't confirm this, I think Michigan may only have one team for this. Hopefully future posts by Scot/Surya/Michael will confirm.
My post from six hours ago (2 teams/3 buzzers) still holds. I suppose it should be noted we only have 6 people signed up to go, so they'd have room for free agents if people wanted to do that.
Surya
Michigan '10 & '14

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Sun Mar 14, 2010 7:42 pm

Michigan:

If I do stick you guys with FAs or house folk, you'll only be charged 45 for that half-team.

Free agents will be charged $25 each, with applicable discounts.

Checks should be made payable to Academic Buzzer Team.

Also: If teams/individuals are interested, people can order one-topping pizzas from Papa Johns for $5 each. I will be making such an order for the ABT folk, so I would merely tack on the requests to our order. Payment by cash only on Saturday.

User avatar
itsthatoneguy
Rikku
Posts: 263
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:36 pm

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by itsthatoneguy » Sun Mar 14, 2010 11:45 pm

ATTENTION EVERYONE: Disregard my last post
Bryan Berend
Detroit Catholic Central '09
Michigan '13

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:03 pm

Strongside wrote:Gautam and I are not sure if we will be attending yet or not. I know that I would like to play, but we are having some trouble finding transportation to and from UIUC, and we wouldn't be getting any funding from the University for this tournament. I will try to let you know what our plans our within the next few days.
What's the latest on this? If there are financial issues, we can negotiate something.

Right now the teams are:

Michigan
Michigan/Illinois hybrid
Free Agents (I'm sticking you on the same team)
House Team
Minnesota (?) (with house folk?)
Chicago

Right now, I'm thinking double RR, final, and then some sort of draft on the remaining packets.

If you have any questions, email me, or call me at two one seven four nine three, four five zero zero. If something comes up Friday afternoon, PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME. You will be berated Satuday, and possibly beaten.
Last edited by dtaylor4 on Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:30 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Geringer
Rikku
Posts: 354
Joined: Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:10 pm

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Geringer » Mon Mar 15, 2010 5:22 pm

Hey, as your wonderful assistant TD, you can call me with any concerns on that Friday.

My number is eight-four-seven, eight-four-eight, two-nine-two-eight.
R. Jeffrey Geringer
Saint Viator '09
Illinois '13, '14

Strongside
Rikku
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:03 pm
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Strongside » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:14 pm

The problem is that as of now Gautam and I don't have a reasonable way to get to and from UIUC. We probably won't be coming, unless we can find some reasonable way to get to and from the tournament.
Brendan Byrne

Drake University, 2006-2008
University of Minnesota, 2008-2010

User avatar
setht
Auron
Posts: 1176
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:41 pm
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by setht » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:15 pm

dtaylor4 wrote:
Strongside wrote:Gautam and I are not sure if we will be attending yet or not. I know that I would like to play, but we are having some trouble finding transportation to and from UIUC, and we wouldn't be getting any funding from the University for this tournament. I will try to let you know what our plans our within the next few days.
What's the latest on this? If there are financial issues, we can negotiate something.

Right now the teams are:

Michigan
Michigan/Illinois hybrid
Free Agents (I'm sticking you on the same team)
House Team
Minnesota (?) (with house folk?)

Right now, I'm thinking double RR, final, and then some sort of draft on the remaining packets.

If you have any questions, email me, or call me at two one seven four nine three, four five zero zero. If something comes up Friday afternoon, PLEASE DO NOT CALL ME. You will be berated Satuday, and possibly beaten.
Chicago still has a team for this.

-Seth
Seth Teitler
Formerly UC Berkeley and U. Chicago
President and Chief Editor, NAQT
Emeritus member, ACF

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:31 pm

setht wrote:Chicago still has a team for this.

-Seth
Yeah, my bad. They have been added to my prior post.

User avatar
setht
Auron
Posts: 1176
Joined: Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:41 pm
Location: Columbus, Ohio

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by setht » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:41 pm

dtaylor4 wrote:Location/time information will go here.
Hey, is there any further info on the start time? Chicago's team is trying to figure out if we're driving down Friday evening or Saturday morning.

Thanks,
-Seth
Seth Teitler
Formerly UC Berkeley and U. Chicago
President and Chief Editor, NAQT
Emeritus member, ACF

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 6:44 pm

We can't get into the building until 8. Due to administrative issues, we do not know what rooms. What we do know is that we will be stuck in the Armory again.

Teams: be at the Armory by 8:30 for registration. I aim to start rounds at 9.

User avatar
sds
Wakka
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:46 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by sds » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:55 pm

Looks like Michigan will actually have 7 players total - the extra spot's still free for anyone you want to put in it, though.

EDIT: No, it's actually back down to 6. Sorry about all the confusion.
Surya
Michigan '10 & '14

User avatar
sds
Wakka
Posts: 138
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:46 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by sds » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:45 pm

There are apparently no more vans (or cars) to be had from the university, we weren't able to find anyone willing to lend us a car, and can't afford to rent one, so unfortunately Michigan's team and a half will have to drop out. Sorry - we've never been unable to get a university car before...
Surya
Michigan '10 & '14

User avatar
goblue16
Lulu
Posts: 41
Joined: Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:17 pm
Location: South Bend

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by goblue16 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:00 am

sds wrote:There are apparently no more vans (or cars) to be had from the university, we weren't able to find anyone willing to lend us a car, and can't afford to rent one, so unfortunately Michigan's team and a half will have to drop out. Sorry - we've never been unable to get a university car before...
We're really sorry about springing this on you the week of the tournament. The university has over 80 cars and vans, and it is unprecedented for us to not be able to reserve them.
Scot Putzig
Michigan 2010
Notre Dame Law 2013

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:55 am

With Michigan dropping, here's where we are:

Chicago
Free Agents
House 1
House 2

The house teams will probably have three people on each. Triple RR, final, then possible scrimmage. I'll grab some books to give to the top two teams and individuals.

The reservation process is still the major hang-up. I'm going to make two trips to the appropriate offices tomorrow, and get this shit straightened out. My phone number and email address are posted. If you got questions, get in touch.

User avatar
No Rules Westbrook
Auron
Posts: 1223
Joined: Mon Nov 22, 2004 1:04 pm
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by No Rules Westbrook » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:04 pm

If up to three Michigan people want to ride with me, I'm fine with that (psst: have the university pay for the gas!).
Ryan Westbrook, no affiliation whatsoever.

I am pure energy...and as ancient as the cosmos. Feeble creatures, GO!

Left here since birth...forgotten in the river of time...I've had an eternity to...ponder the meaning of things...and now I have an answer!

User avatar
Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Rikku
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:16 pm
Location: Midland, MI

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:31 pm

No Rules Westbrook wrote:If up to three Michigan people want to ride with me, I'm fine with that (psst: have the university pay for the gas!).
Awesome, thanks for the offer! We are trying to make this happen. I'll update you later tonight.
Michael Hausinger
Coach, Bay City Western High School
formerly of University of Michigan and East Lansing High School

User avatar
Captain Sinico
Auron
Posts: 2840
Joined: Sun Sep 21, 2003 1:46 pm
Location: Champaign, Illinois

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Captain Sinico » Thu Mar 18, 2010 10:24 pm

And then you can get tore up. And pass out in the hot sun.

MaS
Mike Sorice
Coach, Centennial High School of Champaign, IL (2014-) & Team Illinois (2016-2018)
Alumnus, Illinois ABT (2000-2002; 2003-2009) & Fenwick Scholastic Bowl (1999-2000)
ACF
IHSSBCA
PACE

User avatar
Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Rikku
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:16 pm
Location: Midland, MI

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat » Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:49 pm

Ok, so it looks like at least three of us can make it. I think Phil also found another car that we could use, so we might all be able to make it after all. Sorry about the hassle.
Michael Hausinger
Coach, Bay City Western High School
formerly of University of Michigan and East Lansing High School

Strongside
Rikku
Posts: 475
Joined: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:03 pm
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Strongside » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:16 am

Also, Gautam and I won't be coming. Sorry it didn't work out.
Brendan Byrne

Drake University, 2006-2008
University of Minnesota, 2008-2010

User avatar
Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Rikku
Posts: 435
Joined: Tue Jun 12, 2007 1:16 pm
Location: Midland, MI

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:08 am

Ok, we have one team of four people (Kurtis, Libo, Bryan, and I) coming in Ryan's car. See you tomorrow!
Michael Hausinger
Coach, Bay City Western High School
formerly of University of Michigan and East Lansing High School

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:46 am

Since Michigan is indeed coming, we're going back to a double RR, final, plus any scrimmaging/drafts/whatever.

User avatar
dtaylor4
Auron
Posts: 3733
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2004 11:43 am

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by dtaylor4 » Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:54 am

Tomorrow:

Registration will be in room 241. See the map here: http://www.fs.uiuc.edu/ada/0006.html. The building is a maze, feel free to call me if you get lost. My phone number, again, is two one seven four nine three four five zero zero. Leave me a voice mail or text me if I don't pick up.

Games will be in 241 and 243. Please bring buzzers in case we decide to do six teams for scrimmages, and to save your team money.

Time to see how much I know about contracts,
Donald Taylor

User avatar
Mike Bentley
Auron
Posts: 5811
Joined: Fri Mar 31, 2006 11:03 pm
Location: Bellevue, WA
Contact:

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: HI Mirror at UIUC (3/20/2010)

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Mar 19, 2010 12:21 pm

Who is playing on the free agents team?
Mike Bentley
VP of Editing, Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence
Adviser, Quizbowl Team at University of Washington
University of Maryland, Class of 2008

Locked