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Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:14 am

Since this has gotten underway already, I think it's better that people be transparent about who they plan on playing with at this year's Chicago Open. I've created a team-formation spreadsheet to help with this - it can be accessed here.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:17 pm

Hold still, I'm gonna split the thread.

EDIT: Done. Team formation discussion can go in this thread; discussion and negotiation of an editing team is now here.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Captain Sinico » Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:57 pm

I'm worthless and old, but a team might have some use for me. Send me offers!

If not, I'll wind up reading and writing editors' questions, and I think we can all agree none of us want that.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Guile Island » Wed Mar 23, 2016 2:26 pm

I am not very good at CO-level material, but I should still be able to get a decent amount of questions as the day goes on. Let me know if you want to team up, especially if we've never played a tournament together before!
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Inifinite Jest » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:39 pm

I'm pretty shitty at high level quizbowl but I'd like to play this tournament. Hit me up if you're interested.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:12 pm

Inifinite Jest wrote:I'm pretty shitty at high level quizbowl but I'd like to play this tournament. Hit me up if you're interested.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by grapesmoker » Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:57 am

I am a person who would like to play Chicago Open and require teammates.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by The Bold Ideas of Bernie Sanders (I-VT) » Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:57 am

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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Picasso's Middle Name » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:06 pm

Inifinite Jest wrote:I'm pretty shitty at high level quizbowl but I'd like to play this tournament. Hit me up if you're interested.

I'll be looking for a team too if Caleb goes, since one of us will be the other's ride. I can contribute next to nothing, but you might be surprised by my "lit that no one reads except my sadistic professor" knowledge.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:56 pm

My wife Bryn and I would like to play Chicago Open this year. We have something like a 4 tournament winning streak and are in no danger of continuing that streak in Chicago, but we'll be pleasant to spend a day with. Feel free to contact me if interested!
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by The Stately Rhododendron » Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:48 pm

I'm fairly certain I'll be doing this. I'm good at some things.
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Post by No Rules Westbrook » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:08 pm

Matt Lafer and I are seeking teammates for CO. Science and music players welcome.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Camille Palkia » Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:43 pm

I'm planning to play again this year, you should pick me to join you because I'm personable and our packet will be the best dressed packet.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:39 am

With Will's go-ahead, the editors have updated the sheet somewhat to fill in some discrepancies between official registrations and the unofficial team formation sheet. This is an additional reminder as well that each team must BOTH register using the official form AND submit a packet to be officially counted in the field; merely typing in the sheet above does not constitute any step towards registering.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by cornfused » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:20 pm

No Rules Westbrook wrote:Matt Lafer and I are seeking teammates for CO. Science and music players welcome.
I'll be joining Matt and Ryan, but we're still looking for a fourth!
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:49 pm

Ryan Rosenberg, myself, and Bryn Douglass have a team and are looking for a 4th. Feel free to contact me to join us. Anyone is welcome.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Guile Island » Wed Apr 20, 2016 3:51 pm

Chris Borglum, Billy Beyer, and I are looking for another teammate, preferably someone who is fun to play with and will get a few questions. Slide into my inbox if you think that can be you!
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Amizda Calyx » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:05 pm

Sam Braunfeld and I are looking for teammates. I've already written math and bio tossups that are too hard for anything other than CO so our packet is already 1/24 finished!! We do not know history AT ALL.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Smuttynose Island » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:51 pm

I am looking for a team to join. Feel free to PM if you have a spot open.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by cruzeiro » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:04 pm

I'm looking for a team. What little I answer will likely be history.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by grapesmoker » Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:53 pm

Mike Sorice and I are now playing with Matt Bollinger and Tommy Casalaspi.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Thu Jun 16, 2016 12:58 pm

The Oklahoma team has dropped from the CO field. This means we have the very inconvenient number of 19 teams, which would force us to use a pretty contorted schedule with multiple byes for some teams. (A full round robin is currently not an option given scheduling constraints.) We're reasonably sure that all other teams are still attending and are either at work on their packets or already in the position of having submitted theirs; if a representative from the Schindler and Zhang teams could email chicagoopen2016@gmail.com right quick, we can confirm that for real.

This means that we are looking for a 20th team to enter the CO field! If you were on the fence about playing, but are available on Saturday the 23rd in Chicago (perhaps for CO Trash the following day???), please let us know and put yourself down on the spreadsheet above and we can work something out if needed. It'd result in a much more convenient schedule if we had one more team, even if it's only one or two people.

(We are still on the lookout for experienced staffers as well; please use the chicagoopen2016 address to get in contact with us about that too.
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Re: Chicago Open Team Formation

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Tue Jul 05, 2016 1:22 am

We are still hoping that some more free agents might be available to play Chicago Open on a 20th team, which will make our schedule work more efficiently. This team would be packet-exempt. Contact chicagoopen2016@gmail.com, CCing Dan Passner at humanstainremover@gmail.com, if interested.
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