Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

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Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

Post by Cheynem » Thu May 26, 2016 10:25 pm

So I don't want to overstuff the summer calendar, but it seems like there's nothing but side events or side event type things for the second open, so I'll announce this. It is intended to be a hybrid academic/trash event on film.

This is a guerrilla tournament in that there will not be any editing done. You will e-mail the packets to me (I'll paste a date once we have an idea when the second summer open is, or if there's no room, when it will be run in the future), but I'll just compile them, not edit or even redact them.

This is the distribution. Note that you can go outside categories if you like if it doesn't directly contradict. For example, you can do a foreign director for the director category, it's just that 2 have to be on foreign films. It skews a little bit American I guess.

Packets are 20 tossups. Try and use a mix of "academic" and "trashy" answerlines and clues. Include powers but don't make them too long.

2 foreign film (any era)
2 independent or explicitly art film (any era)
4 any type of American film, pre 1980 (these can be indie/art or trash, don't have to be questions on specific films)
4 any type of American film, post 1980 (same as above)
1 on a performer (please try and write a creative tossup here and not an IMDB filmography)
1 on a director (any era)
1 on something related to film that is not a title, director, or actor (for example, music, cinematography, setting, common link)
1 on a common link (common setting, common action, etc.)
1 on a "bad film" (however you define this--explicitly a very trashy film like Tiptoes but not that)
1 relating to animated film (doesn't have to be a kids film but try to avoid super niche stuff here)
2 "Your Choice" (any type of film question)

We will see how many packets we get. I'll write at least one. I know Tricon is also a guerrilla tournament--feel free to write for both!

RUNNING PACKET LIST (10)
*Evan Adams and Co.
*Harris Bunker
*Mike Cheyne
*Vasa Clarke
*Carsten Gehring and his Ship of Fools
*Eliza Grames
*Gabe Guedes
*John Lawrence and Max Schindler
*Jonathan Magin
*Will Nediger
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Re: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

Post by vengefulsweatermensch » Thu May 26, 2016 11:00 pm

This is great.

What's the intended difficulty?
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Post by Cheynem » Thu May 26, 2016 11:04 pm

I'd say regular difficulty as a baseline, with some answerlines and clues harder than that. Your basic rule of thumb is that it's no fun playing impossible packets, but I would also hope to see at least a few adventurous answerlines.
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Post by RexSueciae » Fri May 27, 2016 12:03 am

Someone remind me to write a packet for this.
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Post by Progcon » Fri May 27, 2016 12:04 am

Cheynem wrote:1 on a "bad film" (however you define this--explicitly a very trashy film like Tiptoes but not that)
Who would be dumb enough to have a tossup on that film? :roll:
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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Fri May 27, 2016 12:14 am

Cheynem wrote: 2 "Your Choice" (any type of film question)
ANY kind of film?!
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Post by Cheynem » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:42 pm

I've finished my packet for this. I believe Will Nediger has too. If you have finished a packet, send it to me. If you are writing one, post here or e-mail me so I can let sites know how many packets there will be.
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Post by Progcon » Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:47 pm

Cheynem wrote:I've finished my packet for this. I believe Will Nediger has too. If you have finished a packet, send it to me. If you are writing one, post here or e-mail me so I can let sites know how many packets there will be.
I only have to write 3 more tossups for mine. It will definitely be done before the U-M Side Event day.
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Post by RexSueciae » Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:52 pm

Is there a final deadline by which the packets are being compiled, or are submissions open until the Side Event Weekend(s)?
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Post by Cheynem » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:05 pm

The Friday (preferably earlier) before the Side Event Tournament
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Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:53 pm

Carsten and I are planning to write a packet for this.
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Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:23 am

I am working on a packet for this.
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Post by magin » Thu Jul 28, 2016 11:07 am

I'm writing a packet also.
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Post by eliza.grames » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:34 pm

Cheynem wrote:Try and use a mix of "academic" and "trashy" answerlines and clues.
Does 2% academic and 98% trashy count as a mix? If so, I'm working on a packet. If not, then I'll still write a packet, but I'll tone down the sharks.
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Post by Cheynem » Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:45 pm

#AllPacketsMatter
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Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:26 am

Max Schindler and I are writing a packet.
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Post by Rothlover » Wed Aug 03, 2016 8:32 pm

I would enjoy collaborating with someone on a packet for this, and very much hope this is played at Columbia. Hit me up.
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Post by OctagonJoe » Wed Aug 03, 2016 9:27 pm

Auks Ran Ova wrote:Carsten and I are planning to write a packet for this.
Sam Bailey has joined this packet.
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Post by Cheynem » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:09 pm

I will accept packets through Friday night and at some point send them to other sites. I know VCU wants them; if your site wants them, e-mail me.
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Post by OctagonJoe » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:43 pm

If there are people not playing this live, I'll read my "team"'s packet tonight at 8:00 (so about 1.25 hours from right now) in #guerrillabride on the IRC.
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Post by OctagonJoe » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:09 pm

OctagonJoe wrote:If there are people not playing this live, I'll read my "team"'s packet tonight at 8:00 (so about 1.25 hours from right now) in #guerrillabride on the IRC.
This packet by quizbowl favorites Sam Bailey and The Rob Carson will be read any minute now. Also, Jonathan Magin is offering to read his packet for this event as well. Don't miss out! (Unless you're going to hear it live, in which case feel free to miss out.)
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Re: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:17 am

Michigan Stats
(Running score as shootout)

Myself, Will, Rob, Harris and Eliza read the packets (Eliza read 6)

Mike Cheyne: 595 (won 5 packets--Carson, Nediger, Bunker, Clarke, and Lawrence)
Matt Lafer: 415 (won 2 packets--Casalaspi, Cheyne)
Will Nediger: 320 (won 2 packets, Guedes, Magin)
Chris Ray: 210
Rob Carson: 175 (won 1 packet--Grames)
Dylan MinariK: 85
Tejas Raje: 70
Ike Jose: 50
Kenji Golimlim: 50
Eliza Grames: 50
Auroni Gupta: 40
Harris Bunker: 25
Brian McPeak: 15 (I think he left pretty early)
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Post by Off To See The Lizard » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:03 pm

We ran a shootout of this at the NYC mirror on the Bailey, Nediger, Grames, Cheyne, Casalaspi and Magin packets.

Stats:
Kevin Koai: 95 points
John Lawrence: 415 points
Max Schindler: 150 points
Marianna Zhang: 25 points (left after three packets)
Sasha Daich: 35 points
Alec Vulfson: 175 points
Thomas Perrone: 55 points (left after four packets)
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Post by Yeah, that's a thing » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:04 am

Has this set been posted?
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Post by Cheynem » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:06 am

No.
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Post by eliza.grames » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:16 pm

Cheynem wrote:No.
...are you going to post it? You can't deprive the quizbowl community of my bad shark movie questions forever.
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Re: Bride of the Guerrilla Tournament (Film 2016)

Post by adosreme » Sat Oct 15, 2016 8:19 pm

eliza.grames wrote:
Cheynem wrote:No.
...are you going to post it? You can't deprive the quizbowl community of my bad shark movie questions forever.
We're having a Canadian mirror tomorrow so that might be part of why this hasn't been posted yet
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