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Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Post by Mike Bentley » Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:47 pm

We're entertaining hosting an abridged online mirror of Fernando Arrabal on Saturday, 11/23. We'd probably limit this to 4 or 6 teams and do around 5-7 rounds.

Unlike our previous online tournaments, I'd be willing to let teams with people in 2 (but not more) separate locations play.

This would obviously be an open tournament.

Entry fee would be pretty small.

If you're interested, shoot me an e-mail at uwquizbowl@gmail.com. If we get enough teams, I'll go forward with an official announcement.
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Re: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:53 am

Field (updated 11/20):

UW
Alberta
Joe Nutter et al
Rutgers + Dan Passner
Dartmouth
Mik Larsen/Auroni Gupta/Mike Cheyne
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Re: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:38 pm

We have 4 teams confirmed. I'm going to cap the field at 4 for now. Other teams can sign up on the waitlist if there's interest, and we'll expand if we get 7 teams (or if there are people out there willing to be freelance moderators). My plan is to do a double round robin of 6 total rounds (and finals if necessary). We can see how people are feeling after this whether we do any additional rounds.

We'll start the tournament at 10 AM pacific time (1 PM eastern time). I'll send out details shortly.
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Post by Cheynem » Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:53 pm

put me down on the waitlist/free agent pool
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Post by Lightly Seared on the Reality Grill » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:25 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:(or if there are people out there willing to be freelance moderators)
This is totally something I'd be willing to do.
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Post by rylltraka » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:44 pm

Please place me on the waitlist; my only caveat is that I would like to not be a one-man team.
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Post by Auroni » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:48 pm

I'll sign up for the waitlist.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:59 pm

It looks like we now have 7ish teams if the free agents combine into teams of 2.

I'd like to experiment with having many people on a Skype call. I may log onto the IRC tonight to get some volunteers. If the experiment is a success I may allow for teams of people in 3 different locations.
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Re: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Post by Cheynem » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:03 pm

I will say that based on my own experience playing Skypebowl fests, it's quite possible to have a reader in one site and people from at least, 4, probably 5 different sites hearing and playing questions (assuming everyone's internet collection is fine). There's going to be occasional lag or trouble if there's buzzer races (occasional bonus snafus)...but somehow I don't think this is the tournament filled with such problems!
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Re: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:09 pm

Nun's puffs wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:(or if there are people out there willing to be freelance moderators)
This is totally something I'd be willing to do.
I know for sure I'll be back home for Thanksgiving in time for this, so sign me up as well to read.
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Re: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:16 pm

Ok, let's go crazy and say you can have people from 3 different locations on one team.

If the free agents can work themselves into 2 teams, that would be great.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:17 pm

Also, since we're doing more rounds I'll move the start time up to 9 AM pacific time.
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Re: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:24 pm

On even further reflection, we have enough moderators to not need a bye. And free agent teams formed over IRC. I've updated the team list. Field is now capped.

We'll do a round robin for 5 prelim games, then do a single elim top 4 playoff. The bottom 2 teams will get to play 2 exhibition games. We'll play a 3rd place game so the top 4 teams all get 2 playoff games. I'll send details tonight or tomorrow.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Wed Nov 20, 2013 11:48 pm

I sent out a logistics e-mail, let me know if you didn't receive it.
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Post by Magister Ludi » Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:33 am

I'd like to play this tournament if it's still possible for a free agent to join a pre-existing team. Does any teams have open slots?
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Post by Cheynem » Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:34 am

Mike said last night he would allow 5-person teams, so presumably if it's logistically possible, you can join a team.
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Post by Magister Ludi » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:09 pm

I'd prefer to play with people I've never played with before such as Alberta or Dartmouth if they're looking for extra teammates.
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Post by Chimango Caracara » Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:07 pm

It's looking like we won't have a full team, so you can play with us, Ted.
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Post by Magister Ludi » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:39 pm

Cool. I'll shoot you an email to coordinate.
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Post by Magister Ludi » Sat Nov 23, 2013 2:40 am

The restaurant where I'm working has for some reason called a restaurant-wide meeting tomorrow morning from 8 am to 10 am, so I will miss registration and the first round of the tournament but hopefully will be back in time for the second game.
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Post by Mike Bentley » Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:54 pm

Thanks to the teams that attended and the moderators who read. Special thanks to Ophir for reading several rounds after Jacob's connection wasn't working.

Ike's team beat the Auroni/Mik/Mike team in the single elimination final to win the tournament. Rutgers + Dan Passner got 3rd place.

Stats are at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1949/.
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Re: Fernando Arrabal Online Mirror?

Post by Windows ME » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:04 am

Quick stats correction: Mitchell's stats were swapped with mine in the UW game. (He should be 0-0 and I should be 3-1)

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Post by Cheynem » Sun Nov 24, 2013 12:05 am

Thanks for running this. Is there a charge?
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Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Nov 24, 2013 2:15 am

Cheynem wrote:Thanks for running this. Is there a charge?
No. Thanks to Jerry for letting us mirror this for free.
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