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Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:23 pm

Inspired by the excellent Fight the Power hip-hop tournament and fueled by my developing addiction to writing trash, I am announcing the Chuck Berry Memorial rock music tournament.

The tentative distribution is as follows:

1 1950-1959
3 1960-1969
3 1970-1979
3 1980-1989
3 1990-1999
3 2000-2017
4 common link tossups from across the decades, culture, or additional questions from the decades
0 tossups on the Lumineers

Similar to Fight the Power (which can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=19&t=18915), there will be 20 tossups per round, with powers and super powers. Many questions will not fit squarely into a time period. A mix between independent and alternative critical favourites and classic rock radio staples will be attempted.

The packets well be available sometime in the summer, ideally for a Canadian site and for other Side Event weekends. I am aiming to produce 8 packets.

EDIT: I have packetized 7 packets with a few questions left over for tiebreakers if necessary. This will be played the weekend of the ICT mirror in Toronto and is available for (free) mirrors that weekend or afterwards. I will wait to post the packets until after all the side event weekends.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby everdiso » Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:37 pm

Super excited to play these PAСKS! Looking forward to it already.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby tommykl » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:47 pm

I would play the everloving crap out of this.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Jewish Pugilist » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:40 pm

I will be coming to Canada for some weekend of quizbowl in summer. I hope it lines up with this tournament because it sounds sick
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:43 pm

GIven that I never used a number of questions I wrote for this:, I'd be happy to contribute any or all of the questions that weren't used at 2013 CO Trash. I've probably got enough tossups to make a 2+ packets. If you want, I could packetize what I have and send it along.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Progcon » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:07 pm

My only question: will there be questions on metal? Quizbowl seems to overlook the genre which sucks because that's all I listen to.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:27 pm

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:GIven that I never used a number of questions I wrote for this:, I'd be happy to contribute any or all of the questions that weren't used at 2013 CO Trash. I've probably got enough tossups to make a 2+ packets. If you want, I could packetize what I have and send it along.


That would be great. I'd prefer to packetize them myself so I could get the balance I am trying for, but if you would like to play this tournament I could include your packets seperately. Send them to echriste@uwaterloo.ca

Progcon wrote:My only question: will there be questions on metal? Quizbowl seems to overlook the genre which sucks because that's all I listen to.


Yes, there will be. I'm not planning on a sub distribution but there will be an effort to include metal bands old and new (even if you can't use lyric clues for Norwegian black metal!).
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Sit Room Guy » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:08 pm

Given the set's namesake, I'd prefer a larger '50s distribution, but still
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ValenciaQBowl » Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:34 am

What's the sub-distribution of questions about trafficking teenage girls across state lines for immoral purposes?
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby sambrochin » Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:05 am

I'm also on the "everloving crap" team.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Sit Room Guy » Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:54 pm

Will this be singles, doubles, or a full-team event?
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby rylltraka » Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:30 pm

Progcon wrote:My only question: will there be questions on metal? Quizbowl seems to overlook the genre which sucks because that's all I listen to.


There will be a 6/6/6 metal subdistribution
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:16 pm

JakobeanEra wrote:Will this be singles, doubles, or a full-team event?


The Canada site will have to depend on the event it is attached to. I think for other sites doubles or full teams would both be suitable.

ValenciaQBowl wrote:What's the sub-distribution of questions about trafficking teenage girls across state lines for immoral purposes?


That's a secret.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:47 pm

An update: this event is over 50% done for my 8 pack target and may be longer if I find the time to write additional packets. This will likely be played at the Second Summer Open side event weekend in Ontario.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Anonyman » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:27 pm

Ooo, this looks fun (although my rock knowledge is a bit erratic).
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Tue May 02, 2017 9:36 pm

I have material for 7 packets as of now, so I can say that this will be ready for the tentative MacVanity weekend of June 24 (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19881). I have updated the distribution listed in the first post, but I may change it later. I will edit them after the weekend and they will be available for mirrors shortly after.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Cheynem » Thu Jun 29, 2017 11:54 am

Did this get played? How many packets were there?
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:35 am

Cheynem wrote:Did this get played? How many packets were there?


Sorry, I had neglected to announce here the change of plans. This is going to be played at the ICT Mirror in Toronto on the July 29th weekend. There are 7 packets.

Now that I have finalized the date this set is open to free mirrors on the July 29th weekend or later. Email me at echriste@uwaterloo.edu.ca if you wish to mirror this event. I am delaying uploading the packets to the archive because of this.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Cheynem » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:22 pm

What is the price of this event?
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Progcon » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:27 pm

Will there be an IRC/Discord/Skype reading of this? I really want to play this, but I can't make it to Side Event weekend at U of M.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:35 pm

Progcon wrote:Will there be an IRC/Discord/Skype reading of this? I really want to play this, but I can't make it to Side Event weekend at U of M.


I wasn't planning on one but I will think about running a discord mirror.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:24 pm

How was this? I'd probably be interested in a Skype/Discord/What have you mirror as well.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby rylltraka » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:48 pm

I will echo Nolan's apt inquiry.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Sat Sep 02, 2017 12:48 pm

To gauge interest in a discord mirror, anyone who would play please fill out this poll so I could pick the best time.

https://doodle.com/poll/kf3y9r9tq6qum3r2
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Progcon » Sat Sep 02, 2017 2:26 pm

ErikC wrote:To gauge interest in a discord mirror, anyone who would play please fill out this poll so I could pick the best time.

https://doodle.com/poll/kf3y9r9tq6qum3r2


Any chance of running this earlier than 8 pm EST? That's like 2 am over here so it'd be almost impossible for me to play then. I'm fine with staying up and not using a mic to not bother the other people in my apartment.

I know I'm asking a lot for one person.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby MLafer » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:39 pm

if you're just doing shootouts i would love to play the last two rounds we didn't play at Michigan.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Sat Sep 02, 2017 10:44 pm

Progcon wrote:
Any chance of running this earlier than 8 pm EST? That's like 2 am over here so it'd be almost impossible for me to play then. I'm fine with staying up and not using a mic to not bother the other people in my apartment.

I know I'm asking a lot for one person.


On a weekend I could. I've edited the poll to have options for 3pm on the weekends.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Arch Stanton » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:22 pm

Any consensus on when the online mirror will be held?
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:40 pm

Arch Stanton wrote:Any consensus on when the online mirror will be held?


It seems the best is either Saturday the 16th or Sunday the 17th. I'll announce shortly which one.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:36 pm

I'll be hosting a mirror on discord on the 17th at 8pm. The 7 packets will be played in a free for all shootout.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby JustinD91 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:37 pm

Is this still happening tomorrow at 8:00?

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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:29 pm

JustinD91 wrote:Is this still happening tomorrow at 8:00?

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Yep!
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Habitat_Against_Humanity » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:31 pm

Two questions:

1. I'm assuming 8PM Eastern time, correct?

2. I'm new to Discord. How can I find the correct chat?
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby Silverman » Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:59 am

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:2. I'm new to Discord. How can I find the correct chat?

This should help.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:53 pm

Habitat_Against_Humanity wrote:Two questions:

1. I'm assuming 8PM Eastern time, correct?

2. I'm new to Discord. How can I find the correct chat?


8pm eastern, yes. In about two hours.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:38 pm

Stats from the online mirror, which Nolan narrowly won:
405 Nolan
390 Taylor
220 DrMik
155 Tommy
150 Jeremy
110 Jeremy
85 Godzilla
75 Justin
75 Sam
55 WHM
30 AVP
15 DWD
15 Mozza
10 Silverman
-5 Susan

Thanks for everyone who played. The packets will be posted shortly after some more editing.
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Re: Chuck Berry Memorial Tournament: A Rock Tournament

Postby ErikC » Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:37 pm

The packets are now available on the archives!
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