HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:57 pm

Also, it looks like pretty much everyone is good with starting on the 19th, so start on the 19th we shall. If anyone isn't available, just PM me, since March 26 (coincidentally also my birthday) looks like it would also work for everyone who's responded to the poll.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:05 pm

Is there a reason we can't do it all on 3/19? It's just tossups so it shouldn't take all that long. If we break this into a bunch of sessions we'll probably add 30 minutes to an hour each time trying to make sure everyone is there / dealing with connectivity issues.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:44 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:Is there a reason we can't do it all on 3/19? It's just tossups so it shouldn't take all that long. If we break this into a bunch of sessions we'll probably add 30 minutes to an hour each time trying to make sure everyone is there / dealing with connectivity issues.
If the readers are comfortable with reading 12 packets in one day, sure.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by CPiGuy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 5:51 pm

JakobeanEra wrote:
CPiGuy wrote:
JakobeanEra wrote:http://doodle.com/poll/9hx72w9rdrqz74b4
Here's a poll as to when to start; all dates are for start date; the further rounds will be held one week subsequently, 2 weeks subsequently, and 3 weeks subsequently.
I take this to mean that you've decided to do three packets a night -- would it be possible to do four packets a night for three nights instead (your original proposal), since it seems the schedule is pretty filled up in April? Additionally, since the packets are tossups-only, it should be possible to get through them fairly quickly.
In general, the plan was to do however many packets one can get through in two hours. If that's 4, great. 3 is just a conservative estimate.
Ah, makes sense. I think one should be able to get through 4, but you never know.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Guile Island » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:58 pm

Any chance the Playoff stats from the Michigan site will get posted soon?
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Charbroil » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:18 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:Is there a reason we can't do it all on 3/19? It's just tossups so it shouldn't take all that long. If we break this into a bunch of sessions we'll probably add 30 minutes to an hour each time trying to make sure everyone is there / dealing with connectivity issues.
I endorse this suggestion.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by CPiGuy » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:34 pm

JakobeanEra wrote:
Mike Bentley wrote:Is there a reason we can't do it all on 3/19? It's just tossups so it shouldn't take all that long. If we break this into a bunch of sessions we'll probably add 30 minutes to an hour each time trying to make sure everyone is there / dealing with connectivity issues.
If the readers are comfortable with reading 12 packets in one day, sure.
I'd be willing to read 12 packets in one day -- especially since it's tossups only. I don't speak for the other readers though.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:01 pm

Looks like it's pretty much set that we're playing all 12 packets on the 19th.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by jasongg17 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:39 pm

Can I make a quick plea for exactly two more people to sign up for this either as a team or as free agents? That way free agents can be arranged such that we'd have six teams of two.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Sigurd » Mon Mar 13, 2017 3:15 pm

Hey Paul Kasinski and myself (a former free agent) are now a team for the Skype Mirror.

What time do you expect to begin on Sunday?
Thanks!
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:17 pm

Sigurd wrote:Hey Paul Kasinski and myself (a former free agent) are now a team for the Skype Mirror.

What time do you expect to begin on Sunday?
Thanks!
I'd have to talk it over with the readers.
This somewhat remedies our odd number of teams, so thanks!
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:34 pm

OK. We have a nice, even 6 teams of 2 each now, so I'm locking the field. Also, matches will start at 4 CST to allow for a maximum of 1/2 hour per packet (and allowing for skype issues), while not keeping our Eastern-time friends up past 11 or so.
Also also, we need 2 more readers. If anyone knows someone who can do it/can do it themselves, just PM me or Conor. We'll pay you money.
EDIT: Now 0 more readers. Thank you to Sameer Apte and Tracy Mirkin.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:31 pm

We now have the requisite 3 readers, so this is officially happening. if you haven't yet, please put your skype on the signup sheet.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:31 pm

OK I made a discord server (FrenchSkype) to coordinate stuff. If you're playing, you should probably get on it around 3:30 CST (4:30 Eastern)
https://discordapp.com/channels/293073721583730690
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Mike Bentley » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:52 pm

JakobeanEra wrote:OK I made a discord server (FrenchSkype) to coordinate stuff. If you're playing, you should probably get on it around 3:30 CST (4:30 Eastern)
https://discordapp.com/channels/293073721583730690
This link doesn't seem to take me anywhere. I might suggest using a program people are more familiar with such as IRC or Slack to do this.
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:01 pm

Mike Bentley wrote:
JakobeanEra wrote:OK I made a discord server (FrenchSkype) to coordinate stuff. If you're playing, you should probably get on it around 3:30 CST (4:30 Eastern)
https://discordapp.com/channels/293073721583730690
This link doesn't seem to take me anywhere. I might suggest using a program people are more familiar with such as IRC or Slack to do this.
Apologies; I screwed up the link. Here's a link that will actually take you somewhere:
https://discord.gg/tGhfzKd
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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by Fuddle Duddle » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:39 pm

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Re: HIT (Historically Intensive Tournament)

Post by CPiGuy » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:13 pm

To expand on this, the team of Jakob Myers and Matthew Lehmann cleared the field by two games and won.

Edit: also, I am collecting the entry fees for the tournament, so if you haven't already, please venmo me ten dollars. My venmo username is the same as my forums username.
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