Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

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Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:52 am

I am writing a "tournament." It is on film. There are 8 packets of all tossups. It is vanity in that some films/series will come up multiple, even many, times, and there are almost no questions on foreign or independent films. There is no distribution although it will cover most of the entire 20th and some of the 21st centuries.

None of the questions will have answerlines on films, actors, or directors (characters are okay). This will lead to presumably very awkward common links, actions, or "scene' questions (so, for example, there wouldn't be a question on The Silence of the Lambs but a common link tossup on "Hannibal Lecter eating people").

If there's a late fall or early winter open or some tournament where such an event might want to be mirrored, that would be a good place for it, otherwise I wonder if some sort of online reading might work.

I am aware that i never finished the NBA or comic book tournaments. They will be finished by the next leap year.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:26 pm

Just a note: I got another job, so this will be on the backburner yet hopefully be finished by the end of the summer.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:51 pm

I forgot this existed, but now that I've been reminded, here's a side note that I'm writing a full bodied 10-11 packet film (both high and low) tournament that I'm targeting for the summer side event ringaround (CO, likely).

I didn't want to announce it formally until I had more progress on it, but it's probably better to just do it sooner as opposed to later, so expect an announcement soon. Anyways, take this how you will, whether it does or doesn't affect your motivation to write this tournament.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:52 pm

Cool!
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by Cheynem » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:55 am

Bumped to note that this will be finished once the horrors of grading final exams is over in May.

There will be six packets. You will see a lot of the same film series coming up again and again and again creeping in this petty pace from day to day.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by Cheynem » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:17 pm

Making decent progress on this set, which will have somewhere around 6-8 packets I guess in total (I have 8 packets' worth of answerlines in total, but we'll see how time goes). The style of the questions is extremely similar to the film questions in Will Nediger's excellent Scattergories set, but slightly easier (in most cases) and also obviously more geared around my interests (i.e. almost all of the questions are on mainstream American film). There seems to be a glut of film events at this time (which is cool), but I'm hoping to get some mirrors set up, and maybe something online at the end of summer as well.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by Cheynem » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:34 am

There are now 8 completed packets. I think the set is good, if occasionally odd and obviously tailored to my interests. You should play online if you haven't already.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:17 am

This set is an absolute delight. Much recommended to potential players.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:35 am

If anyone wants to run a mirror of this, let me know, or otherwise I will post this by the end of the month. I'm open to mirrors not having the usual fees but instead some sort of flat compensation payment.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sun Aug 26, 2018 5:37 pm

As is my wont, it's inexplicably taken me several days to post the stats from the mirror of this we ran at the UMN NASAT site. Just like at the main site, we did one seeding round, then 7 rounds of promotion/relegation with only points scored in the top room counting towards the actual title. Here are those scores:

Sam Bailey 560 (21/30/11)
Erik Nelson 225 (5/16/2)
Olivia Kiser 215 (0/24/5)
Evan Brown 180 (5/13/5)
Andrew Hart 155 (1/16/4)
Janet Wang 65 (3/2/0)
Jason Asher 20 (0/3/2)
Foster Hughes 0 (0/0/0)

Mike, remind me how to pay you and I'll get you your $50.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Post by Cheynem » Sun Aug 26, 2018 7:29 pm

You can pay me through PayPal (paypal.me/MichaelCheyne), or mail me something. I thought I had a Venmo account, but that account is having some issues preventing me from logging in, so I'm working through their customer service, so the other two options are best for now.
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