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EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:48 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
Like last year, there will be a skype mirror of EFT. This will be a full tournament with tossups and bonuses, like last year, and will also cost $15 per player like last year.

Please sign up at this link. Our tentative field cap will be 12 teams.

In addition, we are interested in holding a test open mirror of the tournament in the UK on the same weekend, with the idea being that the large UK open audience would then be able to staff standard school mirrors afterward. If anybody in the UK would be interested in hosting this tournament, please contact me! (EDIT: This is happening at Oxford on October 7th)

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:22 pm
by Charbroil
I'm playing this. Email or PM me if you're interested in teaming up, particularly if you know science or music.

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:44 am
by naan/steak-holding toll
Bump. This is still a thing, and we encourage more to join!

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 2:28 pm
by Mike Bentley
Do you have a start time yet?

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:37 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
Good point. The planned start time is 11 ET (should be 8 PT). I have evening commitments, so I don't want to start too late and would like to make sure there's time for a lunch break, etc.

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:58 pm
by msarma
I'm currently a free agent, so hit me up. I know math and literature, and I've been known to get a few clutch buzzes in.

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:08 am
by naan/steak-holding toll
I'm capping the field at six teams - Doug and Manas Sarma's team has been merged with Kenji and Austin Foos.

We will play a double round robin starting at 11AM ET. Please meet ten minutes beforehand in the IRC channel #eftonline

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 10:35 pm
by adosreme
Sorry for the short notice, but would it be too late for me to join one of the still shorthanded teams?

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:15 am
by naan/steak-holding toll
adosreme wrote:Sorry for the short notice, but would it be too late for me to join one of the still shorthanded teams?
Not at all, I'll slot you on!

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:50 am
by naan/steak-holding toll
It's been brought up that ten rounds might go a bit long, and that the current audience is likely to score very high PPBs on the set. I'm open to cutting the tournament down to tossups-only (and making a mirror fee reduction to $10 as well due to less moderator effort). What do people think of this idea?

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:04 am
by Megachile dupla
Personally I'm in favor of this, mostly due to time constraints and the fact that as Will noted, we'd spend a lot of time on easy bonus parts.

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:23 pm
by The Dance of Sorrow
I wouldn't be super upset if people wanted to play this as tossups only and get on with their lives, but I think it's rather silly to offer a Skype mirror explicitly for the purposes of playtesting and decide to not playtest bonuses, which are a whole half of the tournament. So I prefer keeping tossups/bonuses as long as we can trust the people running the tournament to move everything along smoothly without any delays.

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:09 pm
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
I would prefer to play the bonuses, for several reasons I don't wanna list out.

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:41 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
I think we'll go with bonuses, then. My hope is that we've kept tossups short enough, and that our mods / teams are good enough that rounds shouldn't take too long, and we can get through ten in a fairly reasonable time. We'll pulse-check after the first round robin.

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 7:17 am
by Mike Bentley
We have a last minute opening on our team if anyone wants to join.

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:48 am
by naan/steak-holding toll
Tejas, Dylan, Manners, and Ankit cleared the field. I'll be posting stats shortly!

Re: EFT Open Test Mirror (9/16)

Posted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 1:55 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll