The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

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The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Tue Apr 05, 2016 2:23 pm

This is an announcement for The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes, a visual film tournament, similar to TAMIL or SHAWARMA, except purely art film.

Since CO Trash is currently the only CO side event, I'm hoping to run this on Sunday after trash. It'll consist of 6 (or possibly more) 10-tossup rounds in the manner of Eyes That Do Not See, and will cost $5 per player.

This tournament will be rated PG-13 for mild nudity, language and violence.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Borel hierarchy » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:09 pm

When sk the world be ready for the purely pornographic visual film tournament?!?!!
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby No Rules Westbrook » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:25 pm

I'd like to sign up for WANG, the visual porn event at this year's CO.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Tue May 10, 2016 4:58 pm

This tournament is basically finished; it has 8 packets of 10 tossups each. Each tossup is between 7 and 9 slides, with the vast majority being 7 slides. The tossups are meant to be accessible - the majority of answerlines could be regular difficulty tossups, and all but a small handful of answerlines are ones I would use at Nats level.

It doesn't look like there are other side events on the docket, so I guess I can go ahead and claim the post-Trash spot on Sunday. If you'd like to play, please express your interest in the thread, so I can get a sense of field size and pick a format.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Cheynem » Tue May 10, 2016 5:00 pm

i will play provided my car doesn't leave
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Pilgrim » Tue May 10, 2016 5:07 pm

I'm looking forward to this and will play if I'm at CO.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby armitage » Tue May 10, 2016 5:09 pm

I'm interested.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby vinteuil » Tue May 10, 2016 5:10 pm

I'd like to play—what's the proposed format?
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Tue May 10, 2016 5:14 pm

I was thinking of just dividing people into n rooms, playing 4 rounds to seed into playoff rooms, and then playing 4 playoff rounds. Since I am unlikely to have a Blu-Ray player in my near future, the top 2 players by total points in the top room will receive pristine Criterion Blu-Rays (of Yi Yi and Blue Is the Warmest Color). I'm open to other sorts of formats, though.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Cody » Tue May 10, 2016 5:34 pm

Though I don't yet know my travel plans, I plan to play this.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Marmaduke van Swearingen » Tue May 10, 2016 6:06 pm

I'd like to play
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Robert Williams Avenger » Tue May 10, 2016 7:39 pm

I'll play this, but don't expect me to get any questions or anything.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Muriel Axon » Tue May 10, 2016 7:44 pm

women, fire and dangerous things wrote:Criterion Blu-Rays (of Yi Yi...).


This alone is enough to make me regret not coming to CO. (You know, not that I would be a top scorer anyway. And, I guess I could just buy a copy, but that's lame.)
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby MLafer » Tue May 10, 2016 7:46 pm

I would like to play this.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Tue May 10, 2016 9:02 pm

I'll be playing this.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby ValenciaQBowl » Wed May 11, 2016 9:10 am

I am 100% going to play this and expect to power the question on DC Cab.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Sun Jul 03, 2016 9:03 am

To officially sign up for this tournament, please email me (my first initial and last name at umich dot edu) by July 15, so I can nail down the precise number of rooms. Also, it's possible I'll need one or two more staffers, so if you're sticking around after trash and willing to staff, let me know.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:55 am

There are currently 14 people signed up, so we'll do a simple 2-room format. 16 would be an ideal number, so it would be great if two more people signed up.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Cheynem » Sat Jul 16, 2016 9:56 am

Can we get a field update?
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:41 am

Current field:

Aaron Dos Remedios
Kai Smith
Cody Voight
Matt Lafer
Mike Cheyne
Auroni Gupta
Brian McPeak
Saul Hankin
John Lawrence
Chris Borglum
Tommy Casalaspi
Rein Otsason
Trevor Davis
Richard Yu
Evan Adams
Tejas Raje
Ian Greig
Christine Irwin
Rob Carson
Foster Hughes
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Marmaduke van Swearingen » Sat Jul 16, 2016 10:59 am

I'd like to play this.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:28 am

We're at 16 now - I won't formally close the field, but I will say that 18 and 20 are much better numbers than 17 and 19.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Wed Jul 20, 2016 9:02 pm

With 20 people now signed up, I'm closing the field.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:18 am

Due to a glut of last-minute adds, I ended up adding a third room. Yogesh Raut, unsurprisingly, emerged victorious. Thanks to everyone who stayed to play!

Here is a link to the set (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6XlUxqCXvq4d3g4dTlqZWVTZHc) and the answer key (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6XlUxqCXvq4a29hZFVIakNiaDA). The set's clear, so any comments are welcome.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Cheynem » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:31 am

This was a lot of fun and it was cool to see well constructed questions as well as neat to see what everyone else knew.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby MLafer » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:43 pm

Thanks to Will for the great set and congrats to Yogesh. I hope this can become a continuing series like Eyes that Do Not See.

My only complaint would be that I think the # of players in each room should have been smaller.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:56 pm

I'm already working on a sequel, so stay tuned.
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Cheynem » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:00 pm

Are stats available for this?
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby women, fire and dangerous things » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:54 pm

I have the stats for the bottom 2 rooms, but I seem to have misplaced the stats disk for the top room (oof). The top three finishers in the top room were Yogesh, Andrew Yim, then Ian Greig, but I don't have the rest of the order.

Stats for room 2:

John Lawrence 100
Chris Borglum 85
Auroni Gupta 40
Mike Sorice 35
Evan Adams 30
Rein Otsason 20
Saul Hankin 10
Naveed Chowdhury 5
Brian McPeak 5
Chris Vicich 0

Stats for room 3:

Charles Wang 80
Cody Voight 75
Tejas Raje 50
Kai Smith 45
Christine Irwin 25
Matt Laird 20
Alex Jacob 20
Foster Hughes 0
Aaron Dos Remedios 0
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Re: The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (CO Sunday?)

Postby Cheynem » Wed Jul 27, 2016 2:56 pm

If I remember right, the order in the top room was

1. Yogesh
2. Andrew
3. Ian
4. Matt Lafer
5. Trevor Davis (these could be switched)
6. and 7. TIE between Mike Cheyne and Tommy Casalaspi
8. and 9. TIE between Sam Bailey and Richard Yu
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