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MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 6:16 pm
by theMoMA
This is a tentative announcement for a music listening quiz to be played at MN Open.

My format will consist of a written round of forty non-pyramidal identification questions. The top players at that round (probably around four of them, depending on how many people play; I will try to fashion a cutoff that allows all "deserving" players to continue playing) will play in a buzzer-based individual shootout on twenty pyramidal questions. Numbers of questions are subject to minor changes. A second room will be set up to allow the non-qualifying players to hear the pyramidal round.

Scores will be based on pyramidal round alone; the ID round is simply for breaking out the top players.

The initial round will allow players to write three things: Composition, composer, and year of composition (within twenty-five either way will count). Those factors will be worth 10, 5, and 2 points, respectively. Points are not cumulative on a particular question: you either get 10, 5, 2, or 0 on any given question. In other words, if you write the name of the composition and get it right, you'll get 10 points, not 17 points. There is no penalty for guessing, so unless you're absolutely sure, you should write in something for all three fields. For example, if you get the composition wrong but the composer right, you'll get 5 points. If you get both composition and composer wrong, but get the year within twenty-five, you'll get 2 points.

The pyramidal round will consist entirely of tossups on works or composers, and all questions will identify the type of answer required.

Logistical details: I expect the tournament to last between an hour and two hours. The cost will be $10 per person. Exciting music-related prizes will be provided, possibly for all competitors if I have enough time to procure them.

Re: MN Open music listening quiz

Posted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 7:19 pm
by alkrav112
This sounds awesome.

Re: MN Open music listening quiz

Posted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 5:26 pm
by Unicolored Jay
I've been waiting for something like this for...forever.

Re: MN Open music listening quiz

Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:34 pm
by theMoMA
Logistics and details updated!

Also, I would be fine allowing other sites of MO (or other tournaments in a similar timeframe) to mirror this for a small per-player fee. Get into contact with me if you desire to mirror.

Re: MN Open music listening quiz

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:08 am
by theMoMA
This is still likely to happen. I'll confirm logistical details and other stuff in the upcoming week. An update on the total number of questions is forthcoming.

Re: MN Open music listening quiz

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 5:25 am
by theMoMA
Update: Tournament done! Seeding round is 45, tossup round is 20 plus a TB. Tournament entry fee will be $15 (cost includes Jimmy John's delivered for lunch). Registration will take place tomorrow before MO proper begins (so have your cash and sandwich orders ready!).

And for what it's worth, Charlie Dees has set the bar high at 327 out of a possible 450 on the seeding round (via gchat).

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 9:38 am
by Cheynem
I hope there's a good prize like The Complete Recordings of The Worthless Peons.

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:38 pm
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
And for what it's worth, Charlie Dees has set the bar high at 327 out of a possible 450 on the seeding round (via gchat).
Taste it.

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Sat Nov 20, 2010 4:44 pm
by theMoMA
Seeding round results:

1) Selene Koo, 258
2) Jonathan Magin, 256
3) Robin Heinonen, 180
4) Bernadette Spencer, 160
5) Richard Deulofeut, 158
6) Mike Sorice, 140
7) Matt Lafer, 132
8) Ben Forster, 85
9) Rob Carson, 66
10) Ike Jose, 65

We split the field into two teams of five for the pyramidal round. Team Jonathan-Robin-Richard-Matt-Ike vanquished Team Selene-Bernadette-Mike-Ben-Rob by a score of 110 to 80. Scores were:

Selene: 40
Jonathan: 40
Robin: 40
Bernadette: 20
Mike: 20
Ike: 20
Richard: 10

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:36 pm
by ThisIsMyUsername
Thanks for writing (is that really the right verb? maybe, creating?) this. I'm sad that we had only enough time at the Maryland site to play the qualifying round. Any chance I could get a copy, and that we could run the tossup-style round at the Yale mirror of THUNDER? The top four scorers at the Maryland site were all from Yale or Columbia, and hopefully would all be at THUNDER. And maybe Aaron Rosenberg might be part of the Brown teams that are coming...

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:22 pm
by theMoMA
This is still open for mirroring as long as there are people who haven't yet played and want to.

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 8:24 pm
by Unicolored Jay
Topic revival, but if there aren't going to be any more mirrors from what it seems, could I have the set?

EDIT: Or at least post the file(s) somewhere for download?

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:18 pm
by Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat
Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:Topic revival, but if there aren't going to be any more mirrors from what it seems, could I have the set?

EDIT: Or at least post the file(s) somewhere for download?
I would like it as well if possible.

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:50 pm
by alkrav112
Quantum Mushroom Billiard Hat wrote:
Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:Topic revival, but if there aren't going to be any more mirrors from what it seems, could I have the set?

EDIT: Or at least post the file(s) somewhere for download?
I would like it as well if possible.
Yes, this.

Re: MN Open Music Listening: Katzenklavier or Panharmonicon?

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 2:06 pm
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
If you're sending it out via email, I'd like a copy, too (address is over there ------>).