Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

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Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:09 pm

Looks like my old announcement got deleted, so I'll reannounce that Eyes That Do Not See IV will be happening at Minnesota Open this year. I think the plan is to do it over an extended lunch break in the main event.

This is a visual tournament of 100 tossups mainly on fine art stuff. It will be free to play/mirror. I have around 90 of the tossups "written" so far, although I still need to do the somewhat laborious step of compiling them into packets and creating the answer document. The difficulty for the tournament ranges from very easy to very hard, with probably more tossups falling on the harder side than the easier side (there are only so many gettable answers in the art canon).

For the Minnesota site, we'll just do sign ups at the tournament. If you want to mirror this, send me an e-mail at bentley.michael.j@gmail.com. It will be done by Minnesota Open, althogh there's a slight possibility it might be done a little earlier.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:09 am

For anyone wondering, the tournament is now finished.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Ike » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:03 am

I'm not sure how much love you've gotten over the years for this Mike, but I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate being able to play this kind of tournament every year. Thanks for all your hard work on these sets.

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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by DumbJaques » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:28 pm

What Ike said. I know these are a bitch to do, but it seriously enriches the quizbowl experiences every year. Thanks Mike!
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Sima Guang Hater » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:43 pm

Ditto. These are among my favorite events every year, and they teach me a lot too. Thanks mike for writing it every year.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Auroni » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:43 pm

Not playing it this year, but I love these events. Thanks for writing them, Mike.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by gyre and gimble » Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:52 pm

These just straight-up are, by far, my favorite events every year. Speaking of which, I'd like to mirror it at the next New England tournament, which may or may not be QUARK on Dec. 1.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Sir Thopas » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:46 pm

gyre and gimble wrote:These just straight-up are, by far, my favorite events every year. Speaking of which, I'd like to mirror it at the next New England tournament, which may or may not be QUARK on Dec. 1.
Yeah, I'd love for us to be able to do this.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Mike Bentley » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:45 pm

Sir Thopas wrote:
gyre and gimble wrote:These just straight-up are, by far, my favorite events every year. Speaking of which, I'd like to mirror it at the next New England tournament, which may or may not be QUARK on Dec. 1.
Yeah, I'd love for us to be able to do this.
I guess Columbia doesn't count as New England? Anyway, if you want to mirror it at QUARK, go ahead.

There's also maybe 30-40 trash questions of varying quality from HUSKY that people can play afterwards if they want.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:46 pm

Just wanted to join in the love-fest--thanks for all the effort you put into these, Mike, they really are a blast. Looking forward to (getting killed by Doug Graebner at) this year's.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by gyre and gimble » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:38 am

Mike Bentley wrote:I guess Columbia doesn't count as New England? Anyway, if you want to mirror it at QUARK, go ahead.
Yeah, sorry, it's just that the Harvard-Yale game is always on the same weekend as MO, which is why I'm always wanting to mirror this every year.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:46 am

gyre and gimble wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:I guess Columbia doesn't count as New England? Anyway, if you want to mirror it at QUARK, go ahead.
Yeah, sorry, it's just that the Harvard-Yale game is always on the same weekend as MO, which is why I'm always wanting to mirror this every year.
You guys should try having more apathy for football sometime.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Sima Guang Hater » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:48 am

RyuAqua wrote:
gyre and gimble wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:I guess Columbia doesn't count as New England? Anyway, if you want to mirror it at QUARK, go ahead.
Yeah, sorry, it's just that the Harvard-Yale game is always on the same weekend as MO, which is why I'm always wanting to mirror this every year.
You guys should try having more apathy for football sometime.
I seem to recall its not the game that's the interesting part.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Muriel Axon » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:25 am

This was a lot of fun. Thanks for writing this tournament, Mike.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by itsthatoneguy » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:46 am

As always, this was a blast. Unsurprisingly, Doug won.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by mhayes » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:48 pm

I had fun playing this. Thanks Mike.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:35 am

Obviously Doug won this, but are there any extant standings for the curious?
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Tees-Exe Line » Tue Nov 20, 2012 2:39 pm

Inkana7 wrote:Obviously Doug won this
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Cheynem » Tue Nov 20, 2012 4:12 pm

What if you have eyes that do not see?
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Post by Muriel Axon » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:58 pm

Watching Doug play this was beautiful. A true master at work.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Cheynem » Fri Nov 23, 2012 9:13 pm

I realize that this won't get posted until the last mirror, but is there any way for people who won't be playing the NE or Canada mirrors to get a copy?
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Nov 23, 2012 11:35 pm

Cheynem wrote:I realize that this won't get posted until the last mirror, but is there any way for people who won't be playing the NE or Canada mirrors to get a copy?
I'll try to upload it somewhere when I get a chance.
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Re: Eyes That Do Not See IV @ Minnesota Open 2012

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Nov 25, 2012 2:42 pm

http://www.doc-ent.com/EyesIVPW.zip

Send me an e-mail if you want the password. I'll post a password free version later.
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