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Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:12 pm
by khrum
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

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:18 pm
by Mickey0R0urke
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).

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:30 pm
by socalcaptain
I'm planning on coming and forming my own team to do so.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 10:55 pm
by merv1618
^^ that.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:08 am
by Jeffrey Hill
I'd like to play a tournament for once :)

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 2:07 pm
by Mr. Chekhov
I will probably be attending, but I may need to join somebody's team.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:01 pm
by L-Town Expatriate
Jeffrey Hill wrote:I'd like to play a tournament for once :)
Temptation rising…

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:13 am
by Mickey0R0urke
Should we perhaps set up a spreadsheet for forming teams for this?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:09 am
by Mr. Chekhov
Here's a doc to post teams, etc.

Right now, I'm a free agent.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:30 am
by merv1618
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?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:45 am
by Jeffrey Hill
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

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:40 am
by socalcaptain
I can't edit either.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:53 am
by Mr. Chekhov
The doc should be editable now. Apologies for my stupidity.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:29 pm
by khrum
We have our first registration from Mr. Charles Hang! Don't let him win by default - register today!

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 4:15 pm
by khrum
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:38 pm
by khrum
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:34 am
by Javatron
I might be playing this.

I MISS MISSOURI QUIZ BOWL A LOOOOOooooOOOOOTTTtttTTTTttTTTtTT

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:33 pm
by khrum
Our fourth registration came in from Shady South Side, a team that may or may not contain one or more Ben Zhangs.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 6:05 pm
by merv1618
Rumors have spread in an Iron Chef Japan fashion of a possible appearance of the legendary Ikshu Neithalath...

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:14 am
by logic2718
some of us are cannibals who cut other people open like cantaloupes

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:42 pm
by Javatron
looks like we're getting the band back together.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:34 pm
by merv1618
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."

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:22 am
by merv1618
khrum wrote:The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.
No tiebreakers?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:56 pm
by khrum
merv1618 wrote:
khrum wrote:The tournament will feature thirteen 20/20 powermarked packets.
No tiebreakers?
There will be tiebreakers.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 4:21 pm
by DeckardCain
I'm a free agent for this as well.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 9:07 pm
by L-Town Expatriate
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 11:29 pm
by merv1618
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

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 4:45 am
by Charbroil
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 7:31 pm
by khrum
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 8:29 pm
by Mickey0R0urke
I have a family event on this day, so I have to withdraw from this. Hope everyone has fun for me!

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:01 pm
by Mewto55555
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun May 12, 2013 11:45 pm
by khrum
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 6:01 pm
by Mr. Chekhov
I am looking for a team, if anyone wants to form a team of free agents.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:32 pm
by dwd50
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Fri May 17, 2013 7:38 pm
by khrum
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!

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:20 pm
by khrum
Sean Phillips has registered his shady enclave of a team.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 8:55 pm
by Charbroil
Any news about the side event?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:11 am
by merv1618
For the love of all things based can someone please update the spreadsheet?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:37 pm
by panthers787
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

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:25 am
by khrum
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!

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:51 pm
by khrum
Two Tuscumbia teams have signed up. I hear each team contains a friendly non-Tuscumbia face, as well.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:20 pm
by khrum
One of the Hickman teams has been replaced by The Four Horsemen.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:22 pm
by khrum
Asian Invasion has registered.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:34 pm
by L-Town Expatriate
I should be able to help staff, but I will need to leave for work at 3 p.m.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:05 am
by dwd50
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:46 pm
by khrum
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:57 pm
by logic2718
at what time is this scheduled to begin?

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2013 4:43 pm
by christino
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.

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 6:07 pm
by merv1618
This is tomorrow. Woo!

Re: Missouri Open - July 6th, 2013

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:35 pm
by christino
This should be fun!

Itamar, you better not have screwed up the set