Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

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Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Postby Cheynem » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:52 am

I am writing a "tournament." It is on film. There are 8 packets of all tossups. It is vanity in that some films/series will come up multiple, even many, times, and there are almost no questions on foreign or independent films. There is no distribution although it will cover most of the entire 20th and some of the 21st centuries.

None of the questions will have answerlines on films, actors, or directors (characters are okay). This will lead to presumably very awkward common links, actions, or "scene' questions (so, for example, there wouldn't be a question on The Silence of the Lambs but a common link tossup on "Hannibal Lecter eating people").

If there's a late fall or early winter open or some tournament where such an event might want to be mirrored, that would be a good place for it, otherwise I wonder if some sort of online reading might work.

I am aware that i never finished the NBA or comic book tournaments. They will be finished by the next leap year.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Postby Cheynem » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:26 pm

Just a note: I got another job, so this will be on the backburner yet hopefully be finished by the end of the summer.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Postby UlyssesInvictus » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:51 pm

I forgot this existed, but now that I've been reminded, here's a side note that I'm writing a full bodied 10-11 packet film (both high and low) tournament that I'm targeting for the summer side event ringaround (CO, likely).

I didn't want to announce it formally until I had more progress on it, but it's probably better to just do it sooner as opposed to later, so expect an announcement soon. Anyways, take this how you will, whether it does or doesn't affect your motivation to write this tournament.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Postby Cheynem » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:52 pm

Cool!
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Postby Cheynem » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:55 am

Bumped to note that this will be finished once the horrors of grading final exams is over in May.

There will be six packets. You will see a lot of the same film series coming up again and again and again creeping in this petty pace from day to day.
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Re: Chomping Down at Shoney's Memorial Tournament (Film)

Postby Cheynem » Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:17 pm

Making decent progress on this set, which will have somewhere around 6-8 packets I guess in total (I have 8 packets' worth of answerlines in total, but we'll see how time goes). The style of the questions is extremely similar to the film questions in Will Nediger's excellent Scattergories set, but slightly easier (in most cases) and also obviously more geared around my interests (i.e. almost all of the questions are on mainstream American film). There seems to be a glut of film events at this time (which is cool), but I'm hoping to get some mirrors set up, and maybe something online at the end of summer as well.
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