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Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013 
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Post Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013
Greetings, everyone! I’m excited to announce the 2013 Missouri Open, hosted by the University of Missouri. The main event of the tournament is an ACF Fall-difficulty set written primarily by me, with contributions from Charlie Dees and the University of Missouri Quizbowl Club. There will be a Charlie Dees-written side event available to play after the main event. The tournament will take place on July 6th.

Roughly 30% of the tournament has been written thus far, and it is on pace to be completed by late May. The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.

Eligibility: As with other open tournaments, this tournament is open to high schoolers, college players, and other interested parties alike.

Registration: If you would like to register a team to participate in the Missouri Open, please email me (Itamar Naveh-Benjamin) at itamar_naveh_benjamin@yahoo.com with "Missouri Open" in the subject line. Similarly, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to email or PM me.

We are not setting a field cap on this tournament. If, however, we receive an unexpectedly high number of registrations, we will assess our staffing situation to make sure we can accommodate all interested parties.

Payment:
Base fee: $80
Working buzzer system: -$10
Travel discount: -$10 for traveling over 200 miles
Minimum fee: $60

Field:
Charles Hang (& potential buddies)
Remembrance of Things Past
Shady South Side
The Four Horsemen
Thomas Jefferson
Shady Pines Retirement Home
Tuscumbia(ish) #1
Tuscumbia(ish) #2
Asian Invasion

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We hope to see you there!

- Itamar Naveh-Benjamin


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Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:12 pm
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I'm planning on coming and soliciting teammates.

EDIT: Dylan is my other teammate right now. Anyone who wants to join us should email or PM me (or just talk to me at Pre-Nats).


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I'm planning on coming and forming my own team to do so.


Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:30 pm
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^^ that.


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I'd like to play a tournament for once :)


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I will probably be attending, but I may need to join somebody's team.


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Jeffrey Hill wrote:
I'd like to play a tournament for once :)

Temptation rising…


Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:01 pm
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Should we perhaps set up a spreadsheet for forming teams for this?


Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:13 am
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Here's a doc to post teams, etc.

Right now, I'm a free agent.


Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:09 am
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khrum wrote:
There will be a Charlie Dees-written side event available to play after the main event.


Which is....? I'm assuming something musicky?


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Mr. Chekhov wrote:
Here's a doc to post teams, etc.

Right now, I'm a free agent.

This doesn't seem to be editable for me


Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:45 am
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I can't edit either.


Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:40 am
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The doc should be editable now. Apologies for my stupidity.


Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:53 am
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We have our first registration from Mr. Charles Hang! Don't let him win by default - register today!


Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:29 pm
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We received our second registration today from one Mr. Jacob O'Rourke! He is looking to team up with a science player, so feel free to hit him up if you're interested.


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And now we have our third registration from the team A Survey of the Works of Herbert from Family Guy -- I believe it will be led by the elusive Adam Sperber.


Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:38 pm
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I might be playing this.

I MISS MISSOURI QUIZ BOWL A LOOOOOooooOOOOOTTTtttTTTTttTTTtTT


Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:34 am
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Our fourth registration came in from Shady South Side, a team that may or may not contain one or more Ben Zhangs.


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Rumors have spread in an Iron Chef Japan fashion of a possible appearance of the legendary Ikshu Neithalath...


Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:05 pm
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some of us are cannibals who cut other people open like cantaloupes


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looks like we're getting the band back together.


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Javatron wrote:
looks like we're getting the band back together.


http://assets.rollingstone.com/assets/i ... 395494.jpg

And quite suitably, our team name has changed to "Remembrance of Things Past."


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khrum wrote:
The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.


No tiebreakers?


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khrum wrote:
The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.


No tiebreakers?


There will be tiebreakers.


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I'm a free agent for this as well.


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I'm debating between declaring free agency (Team "Nigel Farage Stunt Doubles", anyone?) and volunteering as a staffer. I've mentioned the idea to Stephanie as well, so unless she stamps her foot and says no, I'd be a two-fer.


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L-Town Expatriate wrote:
I'm debating between declaring free agency (Team "Nigel Farage Stunt Doubles", anyone?) and volunteering as a staffer. I've mentioned the idea to Stephanie as well, so unless she stamps her foot and says no, I'd be a two-fer.


play play play


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merv1618 wrote:
L-Town Expatriate wrote:
I'm debating between declaring free agency (Team "Nigel Farage Stunt Doubles", anyone?) and volunteering as a staffer. I've mentioned the idea to Stephanie as well, so unless she stamps her foot and says no, I'd be a two-fer.


play play play


I agree that this tournament would be more interesting if it had more than four teams.


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Charbroil wrote:
merv1618 wrote:
L-Town Expatriate wrote:
I'm debating between declaring free agency (Team "Nigel Farage Stunt Doubles", anyone?) and volunteering as a staffer. I've mentioned the idea to Stephanie as well, so unless she stamps her foot and says no, I'd be a two-fer.


play play play


I agree that this tournament would be more interesting if it had more than four teams.


I've received word from about eight Hickman students who are going to play this, which constitutes at least two more teams!

I believe another Ladue team may also form.


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I have a family event on this day, so I have to withdraw from this. Hope everyone has fun for me!


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khrum wrote:

I believe another Ladue team may also form.


If you are referring to me, I am pretty probable but not sufficiently probable to put my name on that spreadsheet yet.


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Mewto55555 wrote:
khrum wrote:

I believe another Ladue team may also form.


If you are referring to me, I am pretty probable but not sufficiently probable to put my name on that spreadsheet yet.


Understandable.

Thomas Jefferson High has registered for this event.


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I am looking for a team, if anyone wants to form a team of free agents.


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I keep getting drawn to this thread...

Half my mind says - "Go play, you'll be free. Why not?"

The other half says - "What are you crazy? You haven't played since 1996. In Kentucky. On a team that finished 4th at Governor's Cup. You were a sub." So I may decide to help staff.


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dwd50 wrote:
I keep getting drawn to this thread...

Half my mind says - "Go play, you'll be free. Why not?"

The other half says - "What are you crazy? You haven't played since 1996. In Kentucky. On a team that finished 4th at Governor's Cup. You were a sub." So I may decide to help staff.


We'd love for you to either come play or staff!


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Sean Phillips has registered his shady enclave of a team.


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Any news about the side event?


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For the love of all things based can someone please update the spreadsheet?


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Is it possible to register a team still? I would like to register a team if it is possible. If there is an unfinished free agent team I would like to participate in that, if not, I can bring my own team. Also, I will need the location and details of the tournament. Interested in the side event as well. Thanks


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panthers787 wrote:
Is it possible to register a team still? I would like to register a team if it is possible. If there is an unfinished free agent team I would like to participate in that, if not, I can bring my own team. Also, I will need the location and details of the tournament. Interested in the side event as well. Thanks


Hi, Myles! It's certainly not too late to register a team - just email me at itamar_naveh_benjamin@yahoo.com with what you think will be the team roster, along with any information about discounts (if you're bringing a buzzer, etc.) We hope to see you at Missouri Open!


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Two Tuscumbia teams have signed up. I hear each team contains a friendly non-Tuscumbia face, as well.


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One of the Hickman teams has been replaced by The Four Horsemen.


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Asian Invasion has registered.


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I should be able to help staff, but I will need to leave for work at 3 p.m.


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So, as stated before, I suck. But, I am bringing 2 sets of buzzers, and were I able to get some sort of free agent team put together, would be eligible for the discounts. So, if you've got $20, and don't mind sharing a table with a guy who last played during Clinton's first term, please pm me and we'll see if we can't get the field up to 10 teams.


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David has graciously agreed to sign up as the tenth team, which he is naming "Better than a Bye." I'm going to cap the field off at ten teams. If people are still wanting to play, then feel free to contact teams that have free spaces on their teams.


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at what time is this scheduled to begin?


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Hopefully, your teammate(s) was/were emailed with this information, and ideally, they should have shared the email. If they have not, then show up by 9 and expect round 1 to start at 9:30.


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This is tomorrow. Woo!


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This should be fun!

Itamar, you better not have screwed up the set


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