Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

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Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed May 21, 2014 11:20 pm

The all-geography HSNCT side event will be returning for a sixth consecutive year, in its usual timeslot (10 pm to midnight, Friday May 30th, after the conclusion of HSNCT scrimmages).

1) Packet submission is optional (but encouraged). I will tentatively plan for five teams; please contact me if you would like to write questions for this event (partial packets and even isolated questions are ok). I will start assembling packets (from submissions and from my stockpile of outrageous geography answers) on Wednesday after HSNCT is at the printers.

2) This year's edition of GM will again feature bonuses; each packet will be 10/10.

Distribution:

2/2 North America
1/1 Latin America and the Caribbean
2/2 Europe
1/1 Asia
1/1 Africa
3/3 your choice (including: Australia/Oceania/Antarctica, minor islands, common links, fictional geography, exo- and astro-geography, and/or real social science that actual geographers study)

(Editor's packet(s) may vary slightly from this distribution, depending on precisely what obscure geographic features are found in my notebook/haunt my dreams in the next ten days.)

To register, please email me (jeff.hoppes at gmail) or post in this thread.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed May 21, 2014 11:52 pm

Field:

(if and when this list is more than 10 players, I will ask people to form teams and find a volunteer to be a second moderator)

Corry Wang
Varun Wadhwa
Ved Paranjpe
Vincent Doehr
Andrew Hart
DoWon Kim
Kevin Li
Nicholas Karas
Harry White
David Madden
Yuqiao Zhao
Austin Mendoza
Chris Chiego
Doug Graebner
Jacob Wasserman
Kyle Haddad-Fonda
David Yuan
Alex Jacob
Matt Jackson
Charles Tian

Last updated 5/29 --JTH
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Corry » Thu May 22, 2014 12:26 am

I will play this. I'll probably make a team once I can drag enough other SoCal players into this. Also, I will write questions because I have infinite free time right now.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Schmidt Sting Pain Index » Thu May 22, 2014 12:46 am

I would like to participate on a team along with Ved Paranjpe and some other people ideally.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by theMoMA » Thu May 22, 2014 1:21 am

I'll tentatively sign up.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Corry » Thu May 22, 2014 2:01 am

Ok, I have wrangled a bunch of SoCal people into this, as follows:

- Kevin Li from Westview
- DoWon Kim from Torrey Pines
- Vincent Doehr from La Jolla

Possibly more to come.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Thu May 22, 2014 2:09 am

I'm interested in playing this.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Great Bustard » Thu May 22, 2014 6:13 pm

I will of course play this. Expect some team consisting of USGO affiliated people to sign up in the next week or two.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Corry » Thu May 22, 2014 9:58 pm

New SoCal players:
- Yuqiao Zhao from Arcadia
- Austin Mendoza from Madison
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Thu May 22, 2014 10:17 pm

That's enough players to run two rooms at a time. Is anyone interested in volunteering to moderate?
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by at your pleasure » Sat May 24, 2014 7:21 pm

If the field is still open, I'm happy to play this.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat May 24, 2014 8:01 pm

The field is indeed still open.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by pleasewalkforward » Sat May 24, 2014 9:58 pm

I can play or moderate, as needed.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Thu May 29, 2014 1:07 pm

This is late, I know, but I'll play if told where to be.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Northern Central Railway » Thu May 29, 2014 1:24 pm

Pending my team's flight arriving somewhere close to on time, I can read for this.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Thu May 29, 2014 1:52 pm

RyuAqua wrote:This is late, I know, but I'll play if told where to be.
Meeting is at 10 pm tomorrow at the HSNCT check-in desk.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by ObsidianFoot » Thu May 29, 2014 10:35 pm

I would like to play.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Fri May 30, 2014 8:55 pm

This is super late but is it still feasible for me and a teammate to join a team? I'd need to know within the hour I think.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Cold Stone Steve Austin » Sat May 31, 2014 2:11 am

So how did this go?
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat May 31, 2014 11:40 pm

The team of David/David/Anton/Bunnie/Alex won GM6. I'll post stats after HSNCT is over.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Tees-Exe Line » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:15 pm

As usual, I would definitely be interested in playing this in the IRC sometime soon. Please let me know (msteinbaum at gmail) should that transpire.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by KnicksRule » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:04 pm

I would also be interested in playing an online mirror on Skype/IRC.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by High Dependency Unit » Sun Jun 01, 2014 6:24 pm

As would I. Perhaps a separate thread should be made for this?
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Nice hockey Cote d'Azur » Sun Jun 01, 2014 7:50 pm

I'd also be interested.
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Post by Al Hirt » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:58 pm

I'd be interested. Skype over IRC, but don't mind either way.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:16 am

This will definitely be read in the irc after I get back to California. I'll post details soon.
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Post by Angry Babies in Love » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:53 am

I haven't played quizbowl on the IRC in half a decade but I would also be down for this.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:22 pm

Congratulations to the team of David Madden/David Yuan/Anton Karpovich/Alex Jacob/Bunnie Hadsall, which went undefeated to win the 6th edition of Geography Monstrosity!

Stats are here.

My thanks to Ben Dillon of Saint Joseph for moderating, and to everyone who wrote questions for the set: Corry Wang, Nicholas Karas, Chris Chiego, Larissa Kelly, and Gabe Brison-Tresize.

I'll read this set in the irc late next week for those who were unable to join us at HSNCT. In addition, hosts of summer tournaments who are interested in mirroring this set (40/40 of difficult geography questions) should contact me for details.
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Post by Wynaut » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:45 pm

I am also interested in playing an online/IRC mirror of this.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Schmidt Sting Pain Index » Wed Jun 04, 2014 11:50 am

I'll play this online since I missed it at HSNCT.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 6 (May 30, Chicago)

Post by Auroni » Wed Jun 04, 2014 1:47 pm

I'll play it on IRC sometime -- I don't have any delusions of answering many questions.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jun 11, 2014 10:06 pm

This set will be read in the irc next Wednesday, June 18th, at 6 Pacific/9 Eastern.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:25 pm

Let's make that next Tuesday, the 17th, same time.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:13 pm

Just a reminder that I'll be reading this in the irc tonight.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:58 pm

Starting now in #geomonstrosity.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Jun 18, 2014 12:45 am

This will be mirrored at Waterloo as part of their "Miscellaneous Events" event on July 5th.

The set was played in the irc today:

Marshall Steinbaum 5/5/0 (175)
Matt Lafer 4/2/0 (110)
Tejas Raje 4/1/1 (105)
Kenji Golimlim 2/2/1 (80)
Cory Haala 1/3/0 (65)
Richard Yu 2/1/0 (55)
Andrew Nadig 1/0/0 (20)
Susan Ferrari 1/0/0 (20)
Brendan Byrne 1/0/0 (20)
Chris Manners 0/1/0 (15)
Chris Wolfe 0/0/1 (10)

The room averaged 18 ppb.
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