GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

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Post by Cheynem » Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:53 pm

I plan on writing a guerrilla packet by myself next week which would allow some team to play without writing.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:18 pm

mhayes wrote:The deadline makes things interesting. I have to speak with Jake to see what our plans are. So far, the team is just me and him and I still have to write 16 more tossups.

So for now, I am tentatively committing to play in this event. The team is myself and Jake Sundberg, though we are certainly looking to add teammates if anyone would like to join.
Note that you don't have to have your questions finished by the deadline. You just need to have your team organized.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:18 pm

Volunteering for this, under the conditions mentioned above (my share of a packet will be mostly history and hastily written while ICT is printing).
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bt_green_warbler wrote:Volunteering for this, under the conditions mentioned above (my share of a packet will be mostly history and hastily written while ICT is printing).
I'd be willing to join you if you'd like. I'd write science and a couple more non-lit questions.
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Post by mhayes » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:52 pm

MicroEStudent wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:Volunteering for this, under the conditions mentioned above (my share of a packet will be mostly history and hastily written while ICT is printing).
I'd be willing to join you if you'd like. I'd write science and a couple more non-lit questions.
Would you guys be willing to team up?
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Post by tiwonge » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:03 pm

I won't be there, unfortunately, but I'd be happy to contribute one or two non-science questions (and maybe a math question if you desperately need science) for teams, or for a guerrilla packet.
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Post by mhayes » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:06 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:
mhayes wrote:The deadline makes things interesting. I have to speak with Jake to see what our plans are. So far, the team is just me and him and I still have to write 16 more tossups.

So for now, I am tentatively committing to play in this event. The team is myself and Jake Sundberg, though we are certainly looking to add teammates if anyone would like to join.
Note that you don't have to have your questions finished by the deadline. You just need to have your team organized.
Ah. Sorry, I misunderstood.
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Post by MicroEStudent » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:09 pm

mhayes wrote:
MicroEStudent wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:Volunteering for this, under the conditions mentioned above (my share of a packet will be mostly history and hastily written while ICT is printing).
I'd be willing to join you if you'd like. I'd write science and a couple more non-lit questions.
Would you guys be willing to team up?
I'd be okay with it if Jeff is.
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:30 pm

Matt Bollinger, Will Butler, and I are teaming up. Anyone interested in playing with us is welcome to get in touch!

EDIT: we have secured the services of one Chris Ray. Hopefully someone else writes a crazy-ass tossup on Ogden Nash this year.
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Post by Edmund » Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:18 am

Univ of Oxford will take part. We aim to produce a "British Dream Packet"; I hope this will be acceptable since none of us will play it.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:51 am

mhayes wrote:
MicroEStudent wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:Volunteering for this, under the conditions mentioned above (my share of a packet will be mostly history and hastily written while ICT is printing).
I'd be willing to join you if you'd like. I'd write science and a couple more non-lit questions.
Would you guys be willing to team up?
This team is happening.

Edit: Jeff has trouble reading the rest of the thread. This team has four players now.
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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:59 am

bt_green_warbler wrote:
mhayes wrote:
MicroEStudent wrote:
bt_green_warbler wrote:Volunteering for this, under the conditions mentioned above (my share of a packet will be mostly history and hastily written while ICT is printing).
I'd be willing to join you if you'd like. I'd write science and a couple more non-lit questions.
Would you guys be willing to team up?
This team is happening. We're looking for a fourth, preferably one who knows literature, to supplement our existing strategy of "hope someone wrote a packet with 10 tossups each on semiconductors and people who fought at the Battle of Marston Moor."
I am also on the team, check further up the thread.
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Post by mhayes » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:55 am

DarkMatter wrote:I am also on the team, check further up the thread.
You may be the most qualified to handle the lit. Are you up for it?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Mar 31, 2011 11:59 am

DarkMatter wrote:I am also on the team, check further up the thread.
Sorry, I did not read the thread closely enough (didn't know Matt was speaking on behalf of anyone but himself.) Team settled, then!
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Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Thu Mar 31, 2011 7:13 pm

mhayes wrote:
DarkMatter wrote:I am also on the team, check further up the thread.
You may be the most qualified to handle the lit. Are you up for it?
I'll give you what I can, you know I'm hit or miss with lit. Don't count on me for poetry though.

*Also, who is that guy you're using as your avatar?
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Post by mhayes » Thu Mar 31, 2011 10:11 pm

DarkMatter wrote:Also, who is that guy you're using as your avatar?
The one and only Glenn Gould.
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Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Post by itsthatoneguy » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:21 am

grapesmoker wrote:
Sir Thopas wrote:
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I can vouch for this.

I don't know how moderators for this thing works, but if needed I could possibly read. If not needed, I think I'll just sit this one out, but if is anyone is desperately in need of a fourth let me know.
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Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:17 am

itsthatoneguy wrote:I don't know how moderators for this thing works, but if needed I could possibly read. If not needed, I think I'll just sit this one out, but if is anyone is desperately in need of a fourth let me know.
I could help staff this as well.
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Post by Edmund » Sun Apr 03, 2011 12:27 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Details on where to submit your packets will be forthcoming.
I was wondering where this might be. Oxford are flying to the States on Wednesday and it would be nice to get this sorted before then as our internet access is bound to intermittent thereafter. Or would you rather I just bring a flash drive with the packet on it?

Also, were there any formatting requests, e.g. do you want power and super-power marks like last year?
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Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:08 am

Bring the questions on a flash drive.

Yes, please include super-powers and regular powers in your tossups.

In terms of staff, it wouldn't hurt, although since it looks like we'll only have 5 teams I imagine people on byes can largely read.

If Mike Cheyne is still writing that 6th packet, that can be used for a finals.
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Post by Cheynem » Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:06 pm

I am still writing it (with an assist from Zach Foster).
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I'm making good on my threat not to play. Enjoy, if this is your sort of thing.
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Post by Auroni » Mon Apr 04, 2011 4:27 pm

theMoMA wrote:I'm making good on my threat not to play. Enjoy, if this is your sort of thing.
I would hope that quizbowl is everyone's sort of thing!
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every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:
theMoMA wrote:I'm making good on my threat not to play. Enjoy, if this is your sort of thing.
I would hope that quizbowl is everyone's sort of thing!
I look forward to your attendance at the nearest Tournament By the Sea VIII mirror.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Apr 05, 2011 10:49 am

theMoMA wrote:
every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:
theMoMA wrote:I'm making good on my threat not to play. Enjoy, if this is your sort of thing.
I would hope that quizbowl is everyone's sort of thing!
I look forward to your attendance at the nearest Tournament By the Sea VIII mirror.
I think you're greatly exagerating the problems of the questions in the previous two tournaments. Please explain to me why you didn't like the Arthur, Kandlikar, Bentley or your own packet last year.
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Post by minusfive » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:01 pm

If there are any teams out there still looking for a mediocre player, I'm your guy. Will buy you dinner and/or dance around for your amusement in lieu of writing.
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Post by mhayes » Tue Apr 05, 2011 1:16 pm

MicroEStudent wrote: I'd be okay with it if Jeff is.
I attempted to send you a PM, but it's stuck in my outbox, so I'm not sure if you received it.

I'll be volunteering to gather our questions for this, so you can PM me for details in case you didn't get my original PM.
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minusfive wrote:If there are any teams out there still looking for a mediocre player, I'm your guy. Will buy you dinner and/or dance around for your amusement in lieu of writing.
Jordan, do you wanna team up for this. I am looking for some teammates as well
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Lucy Lane wrote:Jordan, do you wanna team up for this. I am looking for some teammates as well
That sounds good. Now we are two.
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Lucy Lane wrote:Jordan, do you wanna team up for this. I am looking for some teammates as well
Cheynem wrote:I am still writing [the sixth packet that will be used for the finals] (with an assist from Zach Foster).
Is this not still in effect?
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Post by minusfive » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:40 am

I imagine having a teammate who had written the finals pack might come in handy, if we can get to that game.

EDIT: "Fixed" formatting, which is not my friend at the moment...
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Any team/teams with space for two more free agents? ASU representatives Ian and I are interested in playing this if it's not too late to sign up.
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I assume now that a sixth team has formed, my packet will be used so that they can play.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:31 pm

So we have 5 confirmed teams. It sounds like there is a 6th packet being written and a 6th team interested in playing. However, we cannot run this tournament with 6 teams and 6 packets since byes are required. We could possibly run it with 7 teams and 6 packets, although we couldn't play an entire round robin which would be lame.

Therefore, unless a 7th team can be found who is willing to write a packet, we will go with just 5 teams in the packet writing teams' bracket. If there's sufficient interest, I'll allow a second bracket to be formed of people who didn't write a packet. Teams in this bracket will have to pay the intentionally high fee of $10 a person. This money will go toward buying dinner for the people who actually took time to write the 5 or 6 tossups needed to make this tournament happen.
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Post by Sun Devil Student » Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:03 pm

Both Ian and I will be arriving relatively early in the afternoon, so we (or probably mostly me, since he has a big econometrics test next week) can probably throw together a 7th packet during the few hours before this event starts. Note that if I write more than 6 tossups for a packet, a significant fraction of the rest will be vertebrate zoology, because I'm also studying for a big test of my own next week.
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Post by minusfive » Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:19 pm

Cheynem wrote:I assume now that a sixth team has formed, my packet will be used so that they can play.
So as my understanding, which may be flawed, goes, Zach and myself are claiming MC's packet (Mike-I owe you big time) and ASU is becoming the 7th team, which is writing a pack?
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Post by Sun Devil Student » Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:28 pm

minusfive wrote:
Cheynem wrote:I assume now that a sixth team has formed, my packet will be used so that they can play.
So as my understanding, which may be flawed, goes, Zach and myself are claiming MC's packet (Mike-I owe you big time) and ASU is becoming the 7th team, which is writing a pack?
Well, it would be nice to be able to share your packet and not have to write one, but we're willing to write one if we need to (of course you know not to expect much quality from a packet written at the last minute). I also just got a message from Colin McNamara offering to help write some questions, though I'm not sure if he's actually playing.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:03 pm

minusfive wrote:
Cheynem wrote:I assume now that a sixth team has formed, my packet will be used so that they can play.
So as my understanding, which may be flawed, goes, Zach and myself are claiming MC's packet (Mike-I owe you big time) and ASU is becoming the 7th team, which is writing a pack?
Yes, this is my understanding of the situation as well.

Because it looks like we'll have 2 additional packets, let's move the starting time up to 8:30 PM. We will meet in the lobby of the hotel. I'll post more specific details tomorrow. If this is going to be a problem for anyone, please let me know.

By the way, if you have a buzzer and/or hotel room we can use, please let me know.
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Post by mhayes » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:09 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Because it looks like we'll have 2 additional packets, let's move the starting time up to 8:30 PM.
One of my teammates (Jeff Hoppes) is flying in at 8:40 PM, so this might be a problem for us, though I'm not sure how many other teams this would affect.
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Post by Cheynem » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:14 pm

We should at least try to meet around 8:30 so we can be ready to go. We can also perhaps read Jeff's packet first.
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Post by ValenciaQBowl » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:17 pm

I'll be getting to the hotel late tonight, but won't have a laptop. However, my room can be used for matches tomorrow.
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Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:25 pm

I have no idea when we might be getting into Chicago tomorrow because we haven't decided what time we will be leaving tomorrow morning, so it might end up being somewhat of a problem. I will edit my post later tonight after we have practice to reflect any updates regarding when we will arrive tomorrow.

Edit: Looks like we'll be there on time since we are leaving at 7 AM
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Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:31 pm

Cheynem wrote:We should at least try to meet around 8:30 so we can be ready to go. We can also perhaps read Jeff's packet first.
For the reason Matt mentions, a first-round bye would be awesome.
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Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Post by MicroEStudent » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:48 pm

bt_green_warbler wrote:
Cheynem wrote:We should at least try to meet around 8:30 so we can be ready to go. We can also perhaps read Jeff's packet first.
For the reason Matt mentions, a first-round bye would be awesome.
That would be appreciated.
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Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Post by mhayes » Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:38 pm

Cheynem wrote:We should at least try to meet around 8:30 so we can be ready to go. We can also perhaps read Jeff's packet first.
Now that I think about it, since my plane arrives at 7:30 pm, there's a non-zero chance that I'll also be late, but this depends on the turnaround time for getting a hotel shuttle to pick me up.

Nate and Jake, I'll e-mail you guys the question set sometime tomorrow just in case you two are there before me and Jeff.
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Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Post by MicroEStudent » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:09 pm

American Airlines just canceled my flight. I'm on one that gets in at 8:55 now, so I'll be late to this.

If someone could text me at 9:00 to let me know where to go, I'd appreciate it.

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Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Post by Edmund » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:30 pm

I think the low cloud in Chicago is causing chaos at the moment. One of our team is stuck in Denver. But we'll be down in the lobby at 8.30.
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Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Post by mhayes » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:44 pm

Yeah, I just found out that my flight into Chicago will be delayed by an hour, so three members of team Hoppes won't be at the hotel for 8:30 PM. Even with the bye, this makes things a bit tricky.

Just wanted to give a heads up.
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Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:01 pm

If you need to contact me, the area code for my number is four eight four. The rest of the number is 716-5715. We'll still meet in the lobby (to the right of the elevators if you're coming up the escalators from the main entrance to the hotel) at 8:30 PM and decide what course of action to take. I suspect there will be people around to fill in temporary spots until teammates having travel issues arrive.
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Re: GUERRILLA III - Friday, 4/8/11 - ICT Hotel, Chicago

Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:11 pm

Posting from SFO to say that my flight will be at least 45 minutes late. Please feel free to begin playing quizbowl without me; I may or may not be a special mystery guest arriving sometime around round 4.
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