Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

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Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat May 16, 2015 11:24 pm

The all-geography HSNCT side event will be returning for a seventh consecutive year, in its usual timeslot (10 pm to midnight, Friday May 29th, after the conclusion of HSNCT scrimmages).

1) Packet submission is optional (but encouraged). I will tentatively plan for five teams; please contact me if you would like to write questions for this event (partial packets and even isolated questions are ok). I will start assembling packets (from submissions and from my stockpile of outrageous geography answers) on Wednesday after HSNCT is at the printers.

2) This year's edition of GM will again feature bonuses; each packet will be 10/10.

Distribution:

2/2 North America
1/1 Latin America and the Caribbean
2/2 Europe
1/1 Asia
1/1 Africa
3/3 your choice (including: Australia/Oceania/Antarctica, minor islands, common links, fictional geography, exo- and astro-geography, and/or real social science that actual geographers study)

To register, please email me (jeff.hoppes at gmail) or post in this thread.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat May 16, 2015 11:25 pm

Field (21):

Jacob Ahlstrand
Gabe Brison-Trezise
Aaron Cohen
Raynell Cooper
Vincent Doehr
Charles Hang
Andrew Hart
Nicholas Karas
Collin Kawan-Hemler
Abhinav Kurada
Jasper Lee
Kevin Li
David Madden
Jay Misuk
Andrew Nadig
Aayush Rajasekaran
Tejas Raje
B. J. Ryan
Peter Torres
Corry Wang
Ryan Westbrook
Yuqiao Zhao

Last updated 5/29 --JTH
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Corry » Sun May 17, 2015 4:22 am

Obviously, I will play this. I will probably also try to wrangle some other SoCal people to play this with me, like last year.

I'll be submitting a packet for this event as well, because my stockpile of hard geo tossups grows by the day.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Wynaut » Sun May 17, 2015 4:28 am

I can play an online mirror of this if it happens, since I'm definitely not going to be at HSNCT.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun May 17, 2015 9:35 am

Corry wrote:I'll be submitting a packet for this event as well, because my stockpile of hard geo tossups grows by the day.
Outstanding.
Wynaut wrote:I can play an online mirror of this if it happens, since I'm definitely not going to be at HSNCT.
This will certainly be read in the irc at some point in June; see you there!
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Charbroil » Sun May 17, 2015 12:02 pm

I'm going to play this.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by theMoMA » Sun May 17, 2015 2:23 pm

I will likely play.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Unicolored Jay » Sun May 17, 2015 3:25 pm

As long as it doesn't conflict with ACFNATIONALS I'll play.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Great Bustard » Sun May 17, 2015 3:27 pm

I will certainly play this of course (Raynell will too, not sure if he's checking this thread) and will write an unspecified number of questions for it (somewhere between 2/0 and a full packet, time permitting).
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by euphoniumism » Sun May 17, 2015 6:32 pm

I am interested in playing.
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Post by Ndg » Sun May 17, 2015 6:47 pm

I definitely want to play.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Corry » Sun May 17, 2015 7:00 pm

Ok it looks like I'll be dragging the following SoCal people with me onto a team:

Kevin Li
Vincent Doehr
Yuqiao Zhao

And also maybe:
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Ben Dillon » Sun May 17, 2015 10:19 pm

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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Angry Babies in Love » Sun May 17, 2015 11:03 pm

Great Bustard wrote:I will certainly play this of course (Raynell will too, not sure if he's checking this thread) and will write an unspecified number of questions for it (somewhere between 2/0 and a full packet, time permitting).
Echo this.
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Post by Senator_Jay » Wed May 20, 2015 8:50 am

I intend to play, whether or not I have a team!
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Post by No Rules Westbrook » Thu May 28, 2015 8:32 am

I will likely be able to play this.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Ndg » Fri May 29, 2015 11:59 pm

Did this thing actually happen?
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Unicolored Jay » Sat May 30, 2015 12:29 am

It ended about 15 minutes ago. There were three packets of 10/10.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat May 30, 2015 12:51 am

David's team went undefeated to win this tournament. I'll post stats after HSNCT.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun May 31, 2015 10:50 pm

Stats for Geography Monstrosity 7 are here.

My thanks to Ben Dillon of Saint Joseph for moderating, and to everyone who wrote questions: Gabe Brison-Trezise, Raynell Cooper, Nicholas Karas, Larissa Kelly, David Madden, and Corry Wang.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Important Bird Area » Sun May 31, 2015 10:52 pm

This set will have a Canadian mirror in July. It will also be read in the irc at some point in the next two weeks or so.

If you can't make either of those venues but would like a copy of the set, please email me.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by minusfive » Sun May 31, 2015 11:01 pm

Senator_Jay wrote:I intend to play, whether or not I have a team!
I'm relieved that Jay didn't lose (and thus besmirch his Monstrosity title), but unrelieved that he will be playing this (I assume) at VETO.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Great Bustard » Mon Jun 01, 2015 1:21 am

Thanks, Jeff, for organizing this. Always one of the highlights of my year. Karan Menon (National Geo Bee champion and USGO JV National Champion) will be at this next year; we can all begin dreading being schooled by a 14 year old.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Wynaut » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:57 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:This set will have a Canadian mirror in July. It will also be read in the irc at some point in the next two weeks or so.

If you can't make either of those venues but would like a copy of the set, please email me.
Is there a definite date for when this is happening?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:58 pm

Irc has not yet been scheduled. It might be late next week.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Wynaut » Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:46 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:Irc has not yet been scheduled. It might be late next week.
Sorry to be that guy again, but is this still being scheduled?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Jun 26, 2015 2:36 am

This set will be read Friday, June 26th, at 7 pacific/10 eastern. #geomonstrosity
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Re: Geography Monstrosity 7 (May 29, Chicago)

Post by Cherrybell Miramonte » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:12 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:This set will be read Friday, June 26th, at 7 pacific/10 eastern. #geomonstrosity
Is this still happening?
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Post by Important Bird Area » Fri Jun 26, 2015 10:19 pm

Starting now in #geomonstrosity
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