Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

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Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by deserto » Sat May 06, 2017 6:08 pm

The all-geography HSNCT side event will be returning for a ninth consecutive year, in its usual timeslot (10 p.m. to midnight, Friday, May 26, after the conclusion of HSNCT scrimmages). Raynell Cooper and I will be editing this year's set jointly. Would anybody planning to attend HSNCT be interested in directing the tournament? Shoot me a PM! I'll be chaperoning a high school team and think it best to keep my schedule free.

1) Packet submission is optional (but encouraged). Please let me and Raynell know if you would like to write questions for this event (partial packets and even isolated questions are OK). Please submit all questions to us by 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, the 24th so we have time to edit and power-mark them and compile the packets. Send inquiries and question submissions to both g.brisontrezise at gmail and rchammer586 at gmail.

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)

Once I confirm a TD, location, and registration procedure, I'll share those details here. I'd like to continue running GM as a team tournament, so while we'll do our best to accommodate free agents, it'd be helpful if you registered as a three- or foursome.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by CPiGuy » Sat May 06, 2017 6:31 pm

Yesssss.

I'll definitely be playing this and would love teammates.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Sat May 06, 2017 6:59 pm

CPiGuy wrote:Yesssss.

I'll definitely be playing this and would love teammates.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by Beetle » Sat May 06, 2017 10:14 pm

Will play, and won't have an excuse to ditch this time.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Sun May 07, 2017 7:37 pm

Hello everyone! I will be the tournament director for this event! :) Details concerning schedules and meeting places will be forthcoming, but for now feel free to figure out teams using this Google spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing. You can also use this spreadsheet to tell everyone you're a free agent and that you want to help staff (and please feel free :) We can always use staff as quizbowl people know :| ) Thanks so much and remember: Geography rules! :)
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by deserto » Wed May 10, 2017 12:01 pm

Thanks to Jeff for volunteering to TD! A few notes:

-- This tournament is free to play

-- You may still play if you contribute questions, though you'll obviously be expected to refrain from answering any questions you wrote

-- Please submit questions! Full packets preferred; partial packets welcome
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Sun May 14, 2017 9:42 pm

Just a reminder that there's just 2 more weeks until this happens! Make sure to register soon! :)
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Mon May 15, 2017 7:51 pm

Also, as always I would appreciate it if you could help moderate! Without moderators, this tournament can't happen!
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Thu May 18, 2017 5:30 pm

A little over a week now until this happens! Please consider signing up to play or staff! We really need staff to make this work because, well, I can't read for two rooms at once obviously (I wish :grin: ).
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Fri May 19, 2017 5:24 pm

Just your weekly reminder (1 week left so excited!!!!!) that 1) you should try to consolidate into teams if you haven't yet 2) feel free to staff! Right now it's just me :sad: and 3) 5 and 6 person teams are OK!
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by Unicolored Jay » Mon May 22, 2017 6:14 pm

While I'd like to play this, if there's a need for staffers (as it currently seems) I'll gladly do so.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by Charbroil » Tue May 23, 2017 12:54 am

I can staff this. Jeff, I'll send you a message about this.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Wed May 24, 2017 9:26 am

Hi everyone,

With just 2 days until the tournament (!!!!!), here are some reminders:
1. Because of the number of packets that Gabe told me he's planning to have, I will cut the team limit off at 4. Therefore, free agents feel free to contact people on one of the existing 4 teams to join their team.
2. At around 9:50 PM or so (in other words, right after scrimmages end), we will meet in front of the Imperial Ballroom Registration Desk (in other words, where scrimmages are being organized). From there, we'll find two nearby rooms to use for the tournament. Make sure to get there on time so we can start shortly and you can get a good night's sleep hopefully for the tournament tomorrow! :grin:

Enjoy! :grin:
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Fri May 26, 2017 4:19 pm

Reminder that this is happening in less than 6 hours! :grin:
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Fri May 26, 2017 8:22 pm

Meet at the Imperial Ballroom Registration Desk in 90 minutes or so! :grin:
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by 1.82 » Fri May 26, 2017 10:55 pm

I'm not one to complain about free packets, but I think that it would be better for everyone in the future if this were announced a little bit farther in advance so that people had more time to contribute questions and so that we got more than thirty tossups to play.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by Cherrybell Miramonte » Fri May 26, 2017 11:15 pm

I didn't know mcmurdo station was so important to warrant coming up 3 times in 30 questions!!
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Fri May 26, 2017 11:22 pm

I am pleased to report that the team of The Fast and the Furious: Longshore Drift (Jake Sundberg, Jakob Myers, Pranav Sivakumar, Beck Duggleby, Charles Hang, Luke Tierney, Nick Rommel) won the tournament with a 3-0 record! Congratulations to everyone who competed and thanks once again to Gabe and Raynell for editing what sure was a very entertaining if not hard set. Stats will be forthcoming shortly (as in at least by tomorrow afternoon and most likely this evening).
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by The Ununtiable Twine » Fri May 26, 2017 11:49 pm

now i know what it is like to be kevin durant
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by CPiGuy » Fri May 26, 2017 11:51 pm

Aside from the obvious repeat issues (and there were, like, two), this was a very challenging and very fun set. Thanks to the editors for putting this together!

I also agree that this should be announced further in advance in future in order to perhaps induce more participants to submit questions.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by lumosityfan » Sat May 27, 2017 7:19 am

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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by deserto » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:19 pm

Hi all,

I wanted to publicly thank Jeff X. for directing this event, and Vasa, Jeff H., Jasper and Raynell for contributing questions. I hope all who played it found the experience fun and worthwhile; big ups to Longshore Drift! Raynell and I had a tight window in which to edit the questions, which may have been apparent from the repeats. In reviewing the packets, I see McMurdo Station was thrice an answerline. My bad!

I posted the announcement late — rather than never — because I think GM is a valuable HSNCT tradition, one worth sustaining. Jeff H. has, quite reasonably, not had as much time to devote to the event in recent years, so I took up the torch. If anyone reading this has an abiding interest in geography and would be interested in stewarding GM10, let me know :)
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:49 pm

deserto wrote:Hi all,

I wanted to publicly thank Jeff X. for directing this event, and Vasa, Jeff H., Jasper and Raynell for contributing questions. I hope all who played it found the experience fun and worthwhile; big ups to Longshore Drift! Raynell and I had a tight window in which to edit the questions, which may have been apparent from the repeats. In reviewing the packets, I see McMurdo Station was thrice an answerline. My bad!

I posted the announcement late — rather than never — because I think GM is a valuable HSNCT tradition, one worth sustaining. Jeff H. has, quite reasonably, not had as much time to devote to the event in recent years, so I took up the torch. If anyone reading this has an abiding interest in geography and would be interested in stewarding GM10, let me know :)
I could do this. Geography was cool and repeats notwithstanding this was a fun side event.
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Re: Geography Monstrosity IX — May 26, Atlanta

Post by deserto » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:13 pm

Sit Room Guy wrote:I could do this. Geography was cool and repeats notwithstanding this was a fun side event.
PM sent.
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