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VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:23 pm

The traditional Michigan mirror of VCU Open (main announcement here: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=16013) is happening on August 9. It will be held in Mason Hall starting at 9:00, but as we can't officially reserve rooms in the summer we will be unofficially occupying them. (This has never been an issue in the past, but it's conceivable that we might have to improvise a little). Since there are only four rooms, the field limit will be 9 teams.

This is an open tournament, so any teams of up to four human beings can play it.

To sign up, email me at wnediger@umich.edu. Registration will only be considered official if you have done so.

Fees will be exactly the same as at the main site, so see the main announcement for details.

Side events will be happening. If you're planning on playing, please let me know if you have preferences about what side events you'd like to play, and whether you would stick around for Sunday side events, or just Saturday evening.

Field list:
House team(s)
Laferbrook + Cheynokurov
DCC (2 teams)
Teevens et al.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sat Jun 28, 2014 4:07 pm

I would like to play this, since I'd prefer to keep the weekend of the 2nd free and the flight doesn't cost much more. I'd like to play with some new people.

I'd be interested in playing the TQBA tournament, Geography Monstrosity, and Tricon 2.5.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Excelsior (smack) » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:51 pm

I would like to play this and am seeking (preferably new) teammates. I have no strong preferences about side events, and will probably play or staff whatever ends up being scheduled for Saturday night and Sunday morning.

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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sat Jun 28, 2014 7:55 pm

I'd like to play this and I'd definitely stick around for Sunday events. I will try to organize a Minnesota caravan.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Cheynem » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:14 am

I would like to play events on Sunday. I am interested in DUST-bowl, Tricon, and Imaginary Landscape, and if we have time, the Texas thing.

My team, pending approval by Mssrs. Laferbrook, will be them, me, and Jerry.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by No Rules Westbrook » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:20 pm

I'm also willing to play any events on either Saturday evening or Sunday morning.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by The Time Keeper » Mon Jun 30, 2014 4:16 pm

I should be there for Sunday (and Saturday night idiocy) and would play any trashy stuff and help staff the other things.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Pilgrim » Fri Jul 04, 2014 7:21 pm

I plan on playing this and am looking for teammates. I hope to stick around for Sunday side events - I am most interested in Imaginary Landscape, though I will probably play whatever is offered.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Sun Jul 06, 2014 3:15 pm

EDIT: Due to unavoidable conflicts that would make the cost of travel significantly more expensive, I no longer plan on playing this tournament.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:40 am

If anyone is flying into Detroit airport for this, my hotel is basically next to it, so (within reason) I can coordinate rides.

Also, I hope there is more than two teams signed up for this! Let's get moving.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by grapesmoker » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:46 pm

Will play side events.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Yeah, that's a thing » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:31 pm

Ukonvasara wrote:I'd like to play this and I'd definitely stick around for Sunday events.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:23 pm

Right now, the plan is to mirror the TQBA tournament as a full tournament on Sunday, and do shootouts on Tricon 2.5 and Imaginary Landscapes as side events, according to interest.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:25 pm

If we have time (and with a small field I don't see why not), I'd like to do at least a shootout of DUST as well.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Muriel Axon » Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:00 am

There is somewhere around an 85% chance that I will be in town, so I'm looking for side event teammates (particularly Imaginary Landscape).

Also, if people plan to sign up for the main event, they should actually do so.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Cheynem » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:43 pm

As far as I know, unless we get an influx of new people, I assume the side events will be shootouts. Shan, did you want to play Sunday together?
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:16 pm

Final schedule for this weekend:

On Saturday, registration will be from 8:30 to 8:55 on the third floor of Mason Hall, and VCU Open will start at 9:00. After a short dinner break, we'll do a shootout on Imaginary Landscapes followed by a shootout on Tricon 2.5.

On Sunday, registration will be from 8:30 to 8:55 on the third floor of Mason Hall, and TQBA will start at 9:00. We'll do a shootout on DUST Bowl immediately after the tournament, with no break for dinner.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by grapesmoker » Tue Aug 05, 2014 10:02 am

Are there more than four teams signed up to play this? Should we consider doubles or something instead of full teams?
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:12 pm

I am not sure how many house teams there are (there are some people who I think are going to be here who are not on any team). If there is enough staff, then maybe some of the teams could become doubles, although it's probably best if the high school teams play this as full teams.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:33 pm

I'm not going to change the format to doubles or anything, but any team that wants to can of course split into two, provided they let me know before Saturday. (But each team would each have to pay an entry fee.)

As Mike mentioned, there are some people who said they'd come who haven't signed up yet (if you're one of those people: please form a team and sign up!), so a fifth team might coalesce, in which case we'll split up the house team and play a 6-team schedule. If not, we'll do a 4-team schedule.

By the way, I'm not going to cancel any of the promised events for this weekend, but I'd like to make sure everything runs quickly, so teams should try their utmost to arrive on time - the tournament may start without you if you're not there by 9:00. We'll be keeping the lunch and dinner breaks short, which shouldn't be a problem because there a million places to eat within a couple minutes of Mason. Finally, even if there is high demand for the side tournaments, they'll still be played as shootouts, so we don't waste time drafting teams, making a schedule, and so forth.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:39 pm

Jawohl, Reichsfuhrer Nediger. The one thing I might possibly request is that could Tricon (which I might tentatively [???] wager has broader appeal than music) go before Imaginary Landscape? Of course, I don't want to be a lemon about this.
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Post by Muriel Axon » Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:51 pm

I would prefer the other way around, but I too will refrain from sourness.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:32 pm

We can do it the other way around, I don't have any real preference. I should add that, having looked at some of the answerlines for Imaginary Landscapes, I think it'll have something to offer for many players.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Muriel Axon » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:44 pm

By "the other way around," I meant the other way around from what Mike was saying, so the status quo.
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Post by Cheynem » Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:46 pm

I'm cool with anything and I want to play both anyway. Perhaps if we set a hard "finish by" time (like 11 PM?) and if needed finish things on Sunday.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Guile Island » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:12 am

In my vain wishes, I would rather have Tricon played on Sunday (I won't be here Saturday) since I will almost certainly have played DUST already and probably Imaginary Landscape as well. I'm not sure if you guys are OK with that, but you would have 2 more players for Tricon and it would make my drive more worthwhile than it already is.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Thu Aug 07, 2014 12:12 pm

A bunch of people have requested to have DUST on Sunday, so I think it makes sense to stick to the current schedule, but if enough people are in your situation, maybe we could do a second run of Tricon on Sunday concurrently with DUST.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Cheynem » Sat Aug 09, 2014 6:13 pm

My team (Jerry, Ryan, and Matt Lafer) went undefeated at this tournament to win it.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Sun Aug 10, 2014 7:40 pm

We did a shootout on Imaginary Landscapes, at which Shan scored many points, and some other people scored fewer points:

Shan Kothari: 780
Matt Lafer: 110
Connor Teevens: 150 (only played 6 rounds)
Mike Cheyne: 220

We also did a shootout on all but 2 of the Tricon rounds:

Mike Cheyne: 445
Will Nediger: 380
Matt Lafer: 375
Shan Kothari: 275
Jerry Vinokurov: 245
Kenji Golimlim: 125
Sid Dogra: 90
Robert Cernak: 80
Ben Forster: 35
Ryan Westbrook: 30
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by women, fire and dangerous things » Sun Aug 10, 2014 8:35 pm

Oh, stats from the main tournament are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/.
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Re: VCU Open mirror at Michigan (August 9)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:18 pm

Here are the full Tricon stats if you add in the final two packets from Sunday:

Will Nediger: 575
Mike Cheyne: 520
Matt Lafer: 440
Jerry Vinokurov: 330
Shan Kothari: 310
Kenji Golimlim: 135
Sid Dogra: 85
Robert Cernak: 80
Dylan Minarik: 75 (only played last two)
Andrew Wang: 45 (only played last two)
Ryan Westbrook: 45
Ben Forster: 35 (did not play last two)
Todd Maslyk: 5 (only played last two)

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