Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14, noon PDT)

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Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14, noon PDT)

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I wrote a set called Let's Forget About Guys with contributions from Michael Coates and Jayanth Sundaresan. This is a hard set on sports (~80%), games, and adjacent topics. There are no questions on guys (individual people or animals) because guys are too hard to remember. I tried to find interesting answerlines and ask about a wide variety of sports/games (no more than ~1.5 tossups per packet on each sport) and geographic areas. Non-sports players who are good at history and geography should do pretty well. There are 5 packets of 20 non-powermarked tossups.

Please see these questions I wrote for CMST and these questions I wrote on guys for an idea of what to expect.

Time: March 14, noon PDT. Note that this is the first day of daylight saving time.

Here is a sheet for team formation. There will be 4 players per team and the field cap is 8 teams.

The set will be read on Zoom and it will be free to play.

EDIT: I can't stress enough that this is not a typical sports set. Less than 10% total is NFL/NBA/MLB/NHL. Well over 100 different sports and games are clued or referenced. I really think there is a lot of content that non-sports fans will find interesting.
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 2021, date poll)

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I playtested this tournament, and highly recommend anyone who's on the fence about signing up to do so! As someone who's rarely interested in most quizbowl sports questions, I really enjoyed the diverse, entertaining, and often whimsical nature of content - I can't imagine someone not having a good time playing it.
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14) (time poll)

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Bumping as I have added a time poll. I expect this to take about 3 hours.
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14) (time poll)

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I am closing the time poll. 9 AM and 12 PM are tied but I'm casting the tiebreaking vote for 12 PM PDT.

I am finalizing the field size at 8 teams. Currently there are 11 open spots (1 open team and 7 spots in existing teams) and 10 free agents, so there is room for one more free agent if no one leaves. I encourage teams and free agents to match among themselves. I will finalize the field and randomly assign any remaining free agents on March 10.
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14, noon PDT)

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I have finalized the teams. I will send a logistics email tomorrow.
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14, noon PDT)

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ericlgame wrote: Thu Mar 11, 2021 12:10 am I have finalized the teams. I will send a logistics email tomorrow.
Has this gone out? I haven't gotten it yet.

Also, can you add Jordan Davidsen to our roster?
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14, noon PDT)

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Yes, I have the sent the email. I will DM you the contents. Everyone else, please let me know if you have not received the email.

I have updated your roster.
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14, noon PDT)

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Can you please also DM me or re-send the logistics email to my listed email?

Thanks!
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14, noon PDT)

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Sorry Dan, I forgot to check this but I'm glad you were able to make it.

Congrats to You, Me, and Willie McGee (Ryan Rosenberg, Natan Holtzman, Mike Sorice, Dan Arribas Hedo), who defeated Maryland B (Tejas Raje, Naveed Chowdhury, Justin Hawkins, Sam Rombro) in the final. This sheet contains the team stats. I will try to post individual stats later this week.

Please contact me if you are interested in mirroring this set. My only request is that it should be free for all participants.
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14, noon PDT)

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Stats are uploaded - https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6 ... all_games/

Note that this tournament only had 1-point tossups. There were no bonuses, powers, or negs.
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Re: Let's Forget About Guys (sports and games) (March 14, noon PDT)

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The set has been posted to the archives - https://trash.quizbowlpackets.com/2601/
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