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Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:14 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
This is the announcement for the playtest mirror of 2018's Sun God Invitational, a medium-difficulty tournament.

Please indicate interest and form teams on the following spreadsheet. We are hoping to run a tournament of 8 to 10 rounds and attract participants of a wide range of skill levels and experience to ensure our tournament accomplishes its goals for many different players.

I've attached a poll to ask whether participants would prefer to play on Skype or Discord. We will probably start this tournament at 10 AM Eastern / 7 AM Pacific, with the optimistic goal of finishing by 6 PM Eastern.

EDITS:

1) Temporary field cap will be set at 10 teams
2) Consistent with past playtest mirrors I've run, the fee will be $15 per player to participate. If you'd like to officially register a team to guarantee a spot in the field, just send me a PM indicating who's on your team. You must have at least three players on your team to register and lock in a spot

Payment Options:

1) Venmo @walston
2) Paypal to william.t.alston [at] gmail [dot] com (please only use this if you have a PayPal account)

Registered Teams:

McGill
Coates / Zhou / Chonai / Hothem

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:41 am
by Cheynem
Sorry if this is a dumb question...but this is completely open, right?

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:23 am
by Jason Cheng
Yup

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:22 pm
by Guile Island
Seeking teammates for this, I guess. I've very high-variance these days but can still get tossups.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:32 am
by A Very Long Math Tossup
If anyone wants a mediocre player who can get things in physics/math/CS and buzz randomly on lit/music/art/thought/chem, hit me up!

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:44 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Updated OP with fee and registration information

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:12 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Seems like the Discord option is settled. I'll actually prepare this time and won't be as much of an incompetent doofus with the software as before.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:19 am
by Mike Bentley
If you're interested in teaming up, especially if you know something about science, let me know.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:36 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Updated OP with payment options

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:41 pm
by Smuttynose Island
I'm interested in playing this. Feel free to get in touch with me if your team needs an extra player.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:13 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Raising field cap to 10 teams, with the goal of running a nine round RR

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:16 am
by Zuz
Looking for teammates. I know CS/math pretty well and can buzz on everything else except history/trash. Feel free to PM me if interested. :party:

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:17 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
It seems like we've got just about the right number of folks for an eight-team mirror, so I'm going to re-cap things at that for now, since that will let us playtest all ten prelims packet we'll have prepared. We will also have two finals packets ready for this mirror.

For those concerned about the fact that the set won't be finished: none of our mirrors are until November; our main goal is to make sure we are on point with difficulty (ideally about halfway between EFT and last year's Regionals) and writing fresh, creative stuff.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:04 am
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
I've assigned remaining free agents to teams. We'll close the field at 8, but if there are more than 32 players, you can ask permission to play as a fifth player on an existing team.

We'll aim to start at 10AM EST sharp on Saturday and run 10 rounds, with a break after 5 rounds of prelims.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:59 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
My bad on not doing this before, but I've added a team contact field to the original spreadsheet. If you don't put one, I'll just email whatever address(es) I have on file for team members.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:21 pm
by Mike Bentley
Can moderators get together tonight and test that they can hear each other when speaking? Microphone problems with moderators are some of the biggest causes for time delays in Discord tournaments so getting everything figured out ahead of time would help us stay on time.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:50 pm
by Mike Bentley
Also was there a logistics mail on this I missed?

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:00 am
by aseem.keyal
Due to a miscommunication on my end, the logistics email I drafted earlier today wasn't sent out to all the teams. Should be sent out now.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:10 am
by Benin Rebirth Party
My laptop sound is dead, rather than trying all day to fix it I'm just gonna call it quits so if someone else wants to play get in touch with the other members of my team. I already paid Will so don't worry about it.

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:21 pm
by aseem.keyal
Working on finishing up detailed stats right now, will email and post in the Discord when done. We'll also get up a discussion forum soon.
EDIT: SQBS stats are up http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/52 ... all_games/

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:34 pm
by Guile Island
This was a lot of fun, thanks for running it!

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:31 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
I'll be hosting a reading of the finals packets this Friday (previously: Wednesday) at 9PM EST in the Discord server used for the tournament

Re: Sun God Invitational Playtest Mirror (9/29/2018)

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:01 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
This is happening now!