FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

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FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Slightly Less British » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:54 pm

I’m pleased to announce that, after a well-received debut as a side tournament to Oxford Open, FLOREAT (Film Lover Organised Relatively Easily Accessible Tournament) is available for mirrors. The mirror fee will be £5 ($6-7) per player.

There are eight packets of 20/20, with the following distribution:
5/3 Actors/actresses
3/1 Directors
2/3 Other aspects of production (composers, cinematographers, special effects etc.)
5/6 Films, with at least 1/0 on non-English language films
5/8 Miscellaneous (characters, locations, plot elements, assorted other things)

The tournament was originally written by and for Brits, and so, although the packets have been Americanized, there will be more British stuff than in the average film packet.
If anyone is interested in hosting mirrors, please email francis.clark-murray@jesus.ox.ac.uk, and feel free to ask any questions about the tournament below.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:08 am

Whom can I kill to get this mirrored in the States?

I'M CALLING JOHN LAWRENCE OUT!!!!!!!
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Red Panda Cub » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:15 pm

I moderated at the UK site of this tournament and it was an awful lot of fun. The set is filled with a lot of great ideas and whimsy, so I strongly recommend people mirror it!
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:34 pm

Is there a way to play the original British version?

I am willing to pay hundreds of dollars to make this happen. I can't go to Britain myself because I'm banned from the UK, though.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Slightly Less British » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:28 pm

On a scale from 'entire tossups on obscure British comedians' to 'sensibly mid-Atlantic', how British do you want it?
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Cheynem » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:25 am

I would like a tossup on every individual Carry On film.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by adosreme » Thu Feb 09, 2017 11:00 am

Cheynem wrote:Is there a way to play the original British version?
Seconded. Personally, I love hearing all the uniquely British content. It's one of the things that makes sets like Oxford Open unique and one of the reasons why I like playing that set every year.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Cheynem » Wed Feb 15, 2017 12:28 pm

Any way that this could get run at ICT?
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by CaseyB » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:37 pm

Cheynem wrote:Any way that this could get run at ICT?
Seconded. Though admittedly, I would prefer it with some Americanization.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Slightly Less British » Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:40 pm

If anyone is willing to host a mirror around ICT, that would be great! If that isn't possible and there are no other mirror sites, I'd be happy to try to run some sort of Skype mirror if that would appeal to people.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Tue Feb 28, 2017 5:41 pm

My ICT team would be interested in this and I'd be down to staff, but I don't really know how to run a ICT side event.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:06 pm

Steps to a side event:

1. Get the packets.
2. Get a non negligible amount of promised staff.
3. Get rooms (at ICT, you're probably going to have to get people's hotel rooms, so this can get tricky).
4. Sign up teams in proportion to the number of staff and rooms you have.

I will say this might be too long for ICT weekend (unless you only did tossups); I'd be willing to try to spearhead a midwest mirror of this at some other time or location, perhaps in conjunction with some other trash-esque events.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Progcon » Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:22 pm

I think this event seems better suited for a side event weekend type thing. Alternatively, I'd help read this over Skype if there is interest.
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Post by Off To See The Lizard » Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:58 pm

We played this as a shootout on the tossups only at the NYU site of OAT and it was a ton of fun. Thanks for writing such an excellent set.

Scores for our site were:
Max Smiley: 375
Harrison Whitaker: 365
Alec Vulfson: 200
Eric Mukherjee: 170
Sam Braunfeld: 150
Paul Lee: 70
Jerry Vinokurov: 40 (left after 4 packets)
Richard Yu: 30
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Post by gregweinstein » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:50 pm

i would love to play this at ICT or over Skype. whichever one works

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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by orgoman » Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:35 pm

Seconded for a skype tournament!
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by gregweinstein » Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:49 pm

is there anyone still interested in playing this here at ICT or should we do it at another upcoming nationals tournament?
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Slightly Less British » Mon May 08, 2017 6:09 pm

As there are no more planned physical mirrors of this tournament, I'd like to run some sort of (free) mirror of this over Skype, probably on some Sunday in June. If people interested could fill out this poll (https://doodle.com/poll/tbrrf9aw5xhyif6t) with their preferences, I'll organise a running of this.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Slightly Less British » Fri May 26, 2017 1:40 pm

I'll run this on Sunday 18th, then. Would people prefer to play this as a shootout or with bonuses?
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Slightly Less British » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:22 pm

Update: I'll be reading this on the quizbowl Discord channel from 6pm ET on June 18th. Hope to see as many people as possible there!
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Slightly Less British » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:40 am

As a reminder, I'll be reading this at 6pm ET (just over six hours time) in the packet channel of the quizbowl discord (https://discord.gg/C3Cjk4N is a link to the main channel). I'll post the set on the packet archive soon afterwards.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Cheynem » Sun Jun 18, 2017 11:56 am

Could you perhaps hold off on posting the set until a potential usage at Michigan's NASAT open? (I wanted to play this set but will be unavailable today)
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Post by Slightly Less British » Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:03 pm

Cheynem wrote:Could you perhaps hold off on posting the set until a potential usage at Michigan's NASAT open?
Sure, I'd be happy to.
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Post by orgoman » Sun Jun 18, 2017 3:12 pm

Two things

1) Super pumped for this!

2) As someone who has never used Discord before, can you please make sure to post instructions? How to join the quiz bowl channel, how the buzzing works, etc? I've done Skype tourneys before, but I want to make sure I don't slow anyone down

Thanks!
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Post by Slightly Less British » Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:29 pm

orgoman wrote:2) As someone who has never used Discord before, can you please make sure to post instructions? How to join the quiz bowl channel, how the buzzing works, etc? I've done Skype tourneys before, but I want to make sure I don't slow anyone down
It works pretty similar to Skype tournaments: follow the link and click on the #packet text channel at the side of the screen. I'll read the questions over the voice chat: type 'buzz' when you want to buzz, and then you have some time to type an answer.

EDIT: You need to join the 'packet reading' channel to hear the audio as well.
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Post by UlyssesInvictus » Sun Jun 18, 2017 8:13 pm

Thanks a bunch for reading--these were great!
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by mozzarella » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:38 am

I missed this because I was playing D&D--any chance of a reread or upload soon/ever?
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Cheynem » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:13 pm

I tried e-mailing Francis about a mirror but haven't heard a response--can anyone else at Oxford get a hold of him? (or alternatively, anyone who has already mirrored this get a hold of me--I'm obviously willing to pay, I just need the packets for next weekend)
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Post by What do you do with a dead chemist? » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:42 pm

I'll try to get in touch with him
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Post by Arch Stanton » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:22 pm

This was ridiculously fun. 10/10
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by Cheynem » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:29 pm

Yeah, this was great. Excellent answerline choices. My only quibbles is that I think there were too many actor tossups and a lot of them rewarded knowing the debut role of the performers.
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Re: FLOREAT (Global Announcement)

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:33 pm

Were these ever posted to the archives?
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