Words and Objects

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Words and Objects

Postby rahulkeyal » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:46 am

I'm excited to announce Words and Objects, a side event written by myself, James Malouf, and Bruce Lou with assistance from Will Nediger to be played at summer opens and possibly high school nationals, along with an eventual online mirror. The set will consist of 6 packets of 20 Regs+ difficulty (although this is fairly variable) tossups following the distribution as below, with a (hopefully) fun twist: all answerlines will be an object or group of objects. With such a format, we hope to strike a balance between a fun, semi-vanity experience that will both engage newer and more experienced players, while still emphasizing academic content, exploring new material, and delving deeper into core content.

7 Literature:
  • 1 Long Fiction
  • 1 Poetry
  • 1 Drama
  • 1 Short Fiction
  • 3 Misc. / Other (criticism, history, non-fiction, more of the above including cross-genre common links)

7 Fine Arts:
  • 1 Painting
  • 1 Sculpture
  • 1 Film
  • 1 Performance (ballet, opera, etc.)
  • 3 Misc. / Other (architecture, photography, more of the above including cross-genre common links)

3 History:
  • 1 U.S / Euro
  • 1 World / Ancient
  • 1 Other (historiography, archaeology, more of the above)

1 Myth / Religion
1 Thought
1 Other

The cost will be $10 per player. Hosts interested in running the event, which will be available for use by the first weekend of June (6/2), can PM or email me if they are interested in mirroring it at their event. Despite the difficulty, I think strong high school players (and hopefully really anyone) should enjoy playing this, so please feel free to contact me about mirroring regardless the size / skill of your field.

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Re: Words and Objects

Postby An Economic Ignoramus » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:12 pm

This sounds really cool.
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby Auks Ran Ova » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:26 pm

Looking forward to this!
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby Auroni » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:55 pm

Definitely playing this.
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby heterodyne » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:52 pm

I very much look forward to underperforming at this tournament
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby rahulkeyal » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:33 pm

I've updated the original post with the current confirmed sites, as well as the finalized number of packets (6). Please email me if you would like to mirror the event. I plan to also run an online mirror of the event, and will make a separate post regarding that in the coming week.
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby Jason Cheng » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:31 am

Rahul just read the questions at a UCSD practice—it was a great set, especially once you fully adopt the mental gymnastics mindset of the answer lines! I highly reccomend it!

(5 rounds)
Will Alston - 13/23/12 - 365
Jason Cheng- 11/13/7 - 280

(Heard all 6 rounds)
Daniel Chung- 4/9/3 - 135
Brandon Blischak- 3/11/5 - 125
P.C. Chauhan - 2/10/8 - 90
Nicholas Blischak - 3/4/6 - 40
Jonathan Luck - 0/4/4 - 20
Raymond Song - 0/3/2 - 20
Nolan Dannels - 0/1/0 - 10
Dhilip Raman - 0/1/2 - 0
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Re: Words and Objects

Postby Make sure your seatbelt is fastened » Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:05 pm

This is a really fun set - people should definitely play it at a mirror or online!
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