Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by jdeliverer » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:28 pm

Dan-Don wrote:
KHAAAAN please wrote:I basically have unlimited packets to play with,
Haven't several people playtested CULT?

Also, are there any staffers who plan on staffing CULT but playing BELFAST? If so, please let me know. Because if there's not room for me to staff BELFAST (which I wrote for), I'll probably cut out and catch up with everyone later at dinner.
I think Nolan and I said something along those lines.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Jun 23, 2010 12:33 pm

styxman wrote:
Dan-Don wrote:
KHAAAAN please wrote:I basically have unlimited packets to play with,
Haven't several people playtested CULT?

Also, are there any staffers who plan on staffing CULT but playing BELFAST? If so, please let me know. Because if there's not room for me to staff BELFAST (which I wrote for), I'll probably cut out and catch up with everyone later at dinner.
CULT's a friggin' huge tournament - I think I heard that there were 20 packets, only 4 of which were playtested with IL people.
This is accurate. There are 16 CULT packets blind to the field.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by BGSO » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:10 pm

We can vote on this when we are at Maine South, but I would be very much in favor of scheduling lunch at 1 pm so that we can watch US vs. Group D runner up.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Dresden_The_BIG_JERK » Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:39 pm

BGSO wrote:We can vote on this when we are at Maine South, but I would be very much in favor of scheduling lunch at 1 pm so that we can watch US vs. Group D runner up.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Geringer » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:05 pm

Rounds 4, 5, 6, and 7 are not blind to the entire field. That leaves sixteen rounds left plus an extra 21/21 packet for tiebreakers.

EDIT: Mike said that.

DOUBLE EDIT: I will try to schedule lunch during the second half. I think that would be preferable to all? I'll talk to Mr. Egan to see if there is a cable outlet of any kind.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Jun 23, 2010 5:38 pm

KHAAAAN please wrote:Rounds 4, 5, 6, and 7 are not blind to the entire field. That leaves sixteen rounds left plus an extra 21/21 packet for tiebreakers.

EDIT: Mike said that.

DOUBLE EDIT: I will try to schedule lunch during the second half. I think that would be preferable to all? I'll talk to Mr. Egan to see if there is a cable outlet of any kind.
Not that it should matter, but that extra packet isn't a full packet, doesn't contain a normal distribution and is mainly intended to be used for tie breakers.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Geringer » Wed Jun 23, 2010 6:03 pm

Bentley Like Beckham wrote:
KHAAAAN please wrote:Rounds 4, 5, 6, and 7 are not blind to the entire field. That leaves sixteen rounds left plus an extra 21/21 packet for tiebreakers.

EDIT: Mike said that.

DOUBLE EDIT: I will try to schedule lunch during the second half. I think that would be preferable to all? I'll talk to Mr. Egan to see if there is a cable outlet of any kind.
Not that it should matter, but that extra packet isn't a full packet, doesn't contain a normal distribution and is mainly intended to be used for tie breakers.
I eyed it for a brief moment and it looked like I could pull a half-packet tiebreaker out if necessary.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Dan-Don » Thu Jun 24, 2010 1:40 am

KHAAAAN please wrote: DOUBLE EDIT: I will try to schedule lunch during the second half. I think that would be preferable to all? I'll talk to Mr. Egan to see if there is a cable outlet of any kind.
I think it streams on the Internet too. So if he could just get us by a computer with a projector or something, that would be good.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Papa's in the House » Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:06 am

Since I always seem to miss you on Facebook, Jeff, it will just be me and one other person from my high school. Feel free to combine us with whomever for CULT and we'll play as a pair for BELFAST.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by jonah » Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:21 pm

I'm guessing he lacks computer access right now, but Ben Chametzky is apparently dropping.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Deviant Insider » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:23 pm

Keep in mind that Ghana is a defensive team and that the US is confident of its ability to win a Penalty Shoot-Out, so that soccer game may be longer than 90 minutes.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by BGSO » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:34 pm

BGSO wrote:Nick, Ward, some person we don't know yet, and I will have a team for CULT. I will play Belfast, Nick will be forced to staff and Ward will either play it, staff it, or just sit there. Do you have any details on pricing, registration details, and other assorted bits of information that normally accompany a quizbowl tournament?

It is possible that we will need to take from the free agent pool. If we do draw a free agent they could preferably know about things like Movies.

Jack Glerum is our fourth, he will be playing Fine arts with Nolan. I don't know who I'll play with yet, I think two BG kids (wilber and Leung) will be at Maine South for Fine arts. I will let you know more when they get back from ACE.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by WellTraveledSalesman » Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:44 pm

I'm sorry for the extreme last minute asking of this, but can a team consisting of Myself,Mike Sorice, and Jeet Raut sign up for this (at least one conflict preventing us from playing, all of which cleared up really recently)?
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Geringer » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:22 pm

Hey guys, I'm also going to send out an email about this to the people that I can, but we're stuck at seven teams right now. I will prepare for both a seven and eight team tournament and you guys can decide in the morning if you'd like to switch some players around to play more games.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by TheDoctor » Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:26 pm

Brad and I have a fully working buzzer system as of today. Brad would like to play in the room with our buzzer first round to make sure it's actually working.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Boeing X-20, Please! » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:07 pm

Hey so, sorry to do this so late to you, but apparently while I was at ACE my parents organized some sort of dinner with a family friend-kind of thing, so I'll have to be leaving around 3 o'clock tomorrow. Hopefully by then, CULT will be over anyway and I'll just unfortunately leave Glerum without a partner for BELFAST. Once again, sorry to spring this on you, but it also got sprung on me.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Geringer » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:36 pm

Everything is going well in Illinois. We did have a brief issue with some players having already heard a packet that they shouldn't have heard, but that's been resolved.

The Enemies of Turok-Colby Burnett, Brian Hight, and Jeremy White- are putting up just over 500ppg.
Sorice Brutality-Mike Sorice, Jeet Raut, and Micah Hodosh- are in second with around 300ppg.

They are currently playing for the last undefeated spot.

EDIT: Enemies of Turok had a one game advantage after the round robin. Teams were repicked and a few more rounds were played.

Stats will be up soon, I think.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Tanay » Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:14 pm

So I heard that BELFAST happened, although there were some randomizing issues (which are being resolved as we speak, and which are not an issue in the packets I sent to Mike Bentley for the CULT mirror). If anyone has any criticisms or comments about the set, please e-mail me, as I would appreciate hearing what you have to say.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by mlaird » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:29 pm

KHAAAAN please wrote:Everything is going well in Illinois. We did have a brief issue with some players having already heard a packet that they shouldn't have heard, but that's been resolved.

The Enemies of Turok-Colby Burnett, Brian Hight, and Jeremy White- are putting up just over 500ppg.
Sorice Brutality-Mike Sorice, Jeet Raut, and Micah Hodosh- are in second with around 300ppg.

They are currently playing for the last undefeated spot.

EDIT: Enemies of Turok had a one game advantage after the round robin. Teams were repicked and a few more rounds were played.

Stats will be up soon, I think.
EDIT: This is not true, we, Hate the Sister, not the Game, defeated Sorice Brutality for second place.

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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by jonah » Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:37 pm

Statistics: trash; BELFAST
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by dtaylor4 » Sun Jun 27, 2010 8:28 am

Did one game seriously end in a 0-0 tie?

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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by Geringer » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:14 pm

dtaylor4 wrote:Did one game seriously end in a 0-0 tie?
No. We needed to put something in as a placeholder. After Round 6, we took a lunch break. Two teams decided not to come back. Instead, 3(?) more rounds were played in various rooms with scrimmage or drafted teams. BELFAST followed.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by TheDoctor » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:04 am

dtaylor4 wrote:Did one game seriously end in a 0-0 tie?
Actually, the score sheet from that game was lost on its way to me, though the game was played. The game to which Jeff is referring was settled via forfeit.
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Re: Land of Lincoln Throwdown Announcement

Post by jdeliverer » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:36 pm

Hey all, this was my first time moderating a tournament, so if anyone was in my room and had any comments (positive or negative), I'd appreciate you contacting me privately with those comments. I hope my reading was good enough, thanks for bearing with me :wink:

Thanks again, Jeff, for having this.
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