This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

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This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by No Rules Westbrook » Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:14 pm

So, here's a new project that I've had in mind for a while, and I've just started working on it. It's designed to be a supplement to some future event where there's a decently impressive field (maybe part of it on Saturday and part on Sunday - since it would be almost a full length tournament). Anyone who wanted to run it at some event could let me know, and we'd see if it was suitable.

The main event will consist of 11 packets (or some other odd number, if it works better), plus a few finals packets. The packets will be of gradually increasing difficulty. For example, I imagine the following:

Packets 1-2: ACF Fall difficulty
Packets 3-4: "Regular" difficulty
Packets 5-6: "Regionals-Plus" difficulty
Packets 7-8: Nationals difficulty
Packets 9-10: Post nats open level difficulty
Packet 11: Nosebleed difficulty

Finals packets: Very hard (how hard? I'm not sure, probably not as hard as packet 11 - just for laughs).

When I speak of "difficulty," I'm referring mostly to answer selection - even the ACF Fall level would have deep clues in tossups, but the answers would be Fall level. The bonuses would also be much much easier in Packet 1 than in Packet 11 (though none of the bonuses will probably be "Fall level" - Packet 1 will be close).

The packets would be played in order, with Packet 1 being played first and Packet 11 played last. Matchups are randomly assigned - so that it's random whether you play another team on an easy packet or a hard packet.

I'd be willing to take packet submissions on this - people could claim whatever packet they want, and for now, I'd accept up to 3 people per packet level. If you write 5/5 for the packet at that level - I'll let you play the event for 10 bucks. If you write 10/10, I'll let you play free. Normal fee per person would probably be 20 bucks. If you claim the same level as someone else who plays at the same site - then you'd obviously have to be on that person's team - so you shouldn't join a level with someone you wouldn't want to play with.

I fthis happens, I'd need co-editors for science and classical music.

Does this make sense? Questions, ideas, concerns?
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by Broad-tailed Grassbird » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:46 am

Did Paul Drube approve this message? (and before you say Paul is Dead, he's apparently a professor at Valpo now).
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by dtaylor4 » Sat Nov 26, 2011 1:56 am

Pszczew wrote:Did Paul Drube approve this message? (and before you say Paul is Dead, he's apparently a professor at Valpo now).
Last I checked, Paul ditched TTGT11 for a FEUERBACH mirror.

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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by Skepticism and Animal Feed » Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:55 pm

Why not just do Experiment 3 and run it st HSNCT in the old Gaddis timeslot? What better way to declare the victory of Westbrook over Magin than by putting your competing product in his spot.
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by grapesmoker » Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:31 pm

I would certainly play this.
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:53 pm

I'd play this at HSNCT.
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by ThisIsMyUsername » Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:05 pm

I wouldn't be able to play this if it were run at HSNCT, so I'd be happy to be your music editor.
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by Auroni » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:12 pm

For purely selfish reasons, I'd play this if it was run on CO Sunday or something.
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:56 pm

Blanford's Fringe-fingered Lizard wrote:For purely selfish reasons, I'd play this if it was run on CO Sunday or something.
Not to get super off topic, but is anyone writing a CO trash tournament this year? I don't plan on writing one.
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by No Rules Westbrook » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:25 pm

Yeah, I may just make this a more compact event playable at something like HSNCT. Essentially, it would become Experiment 3 (but with bonuses, probably). Partly cause running two longish tournaments in a weekend is almost always infeasible, as Sunday sucks balls. We'll see.

If we do it at HSNCT, I'll note that you'll do music, John. That would be very helpful. And, if noone volunteers to do science along the way, qb will finally realize that no-science tournament talked about for ages.

p.s. Not to tell tales out of school, but the fine arts at this tournament will be all pornography.
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by ryanrosenberg » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:44 pm

Is this happening?
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by MLafer » Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:12 am

It may be done at some point. But since Ryan is editing CO I wouldn't expect it any time soon.
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Re: This Side Tournament Goes to Eleven

Post by ryanrosenberg » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:22 pm

Ok, thanks.
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