MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

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What date should we run MVP?

Saturday, September 26
3
9%
Sunday, September 27
3
9%
Saturday, October 3
4
12%
Sunday, October 4
3
9%
Saturday, October 10
6
18%
Sunday, October 11
5
15%
Saturday, October 17
3
9%
Sunday, October 18
4
12%
Saturday, October 24
0
No votes
Sunday, October 25
3
9%
 
Total votes: 34

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MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

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WARNING: IF YOU CLICKED THE LINK IN THIS POST BEFORE THIS WARNING MESSAGE SHOWED UP, DO NOT SIGN UP TO PLAY THIS TOURNAMENT OR DISCUSS ANY OF THE QUESTION MATERIAL YOU SAW.

Purdue Quiz Bowl is happy to finally formally announce Musical-Visual Packet, a hybrid audiovisual media set with an emphasis on the musical aspects of the subjects. The set is written by Andy Schingel, Patrick Quion, Drew Benner, Pranav Veluri, John Petrovich, Lalit Maharjan, and Ben Dahl. Our target difficulty is the very nebulous "open," and generally plays harder than ACF Regionals. This Google doc contains some rejected questions you can view to gauge the difficulty.
MVP consists of 7 packets of 20 tossups, with subject breakdown as follows:
  • 5/0 Opera
  • 4/0 Film
  • 2/0 TV
  • 2/0 Musicals
  • 2/0 Music Videos
  • 1/0 Video Games
  • 1/0 Ballet
  • 3/0 Other
We have generally envisioned this as a doubles tournament, but may bump up allowable team size if there is enough interest. We are considering charging $5 per player, but this price is still being discussed. We promise that, if we change the cost of playing at all, it will be to reduce that price.

Because this tournament hits a niche area that not many quiz bowl players are proficient in (that being "audiovisual fine arts"), we'd like to pick a date that best accommodates as many players in that niche as possible. For that reason, we'd like you to respond to this poll.
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Re: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

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Here are our final decisions on this tournament:

The tournament is free to play, but you may pay money if desired. All proceeds from this tournament will be donated to the Artist Relief Tree, a nonprofit relief fund for artists affected by cancellations due to COVID-19. Patrick has offered to match all donations.

In addition, we will allow full 4-person teams for this event, because nobody likes a dead tossup. You may use this spreadsheet to form teams. Because this tournament is 7 packets, we are currently capping the field size at 8 teams. We don't anticipate having much more demand than this, but if the need arises, we can expand to 10 or 12.
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Re: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

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The results are in, and we will be running this tournament on Saturday, October 10.
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Re: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

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Reminder that this tournament is in 2 weeks! Make sure to form teams with the people on the sheet!
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Re: MVP Announcement + Date Selection Poll

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T minus 2 days!!! If you're planning to play this tournament and you haven't already gotten into the Discord server, you probably want to. If you put your email on the signup sheet, you should have gotten an email from me with a link. I'll re-send it today. There are still some free agents who need assigned to teams, too, so make sure you talk to them!
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