Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

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Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Postby mpellegrini » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:23 am

Just thought I'd say that I had a good time at this tournament. It was a very competitive field, and the packets were well edited. (The only issues I had were that the first round had a bonus where the third answer was mentioned in the second question, and the Penn packet had an extremely dubious trash tossup). How did PERV go?
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Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Postby TheHumanPaperweight » Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:34 am

mpellegrini wrote: How did PERV go?


Fantastically chaotic, with every working node on a knot buzzer plus one being in play, answers given ranged from brilliant to hilariously off the mark. In the end David outpaced Isaac for the victory, as reported in the PERV thread on the trash board.
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Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Postby Unicolored Jay » Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:06 pm

Where do we discuss this set? I thought it was good overall, but there were some grammatical issues in some questions to the point where it seemed like whole phrases and sentences were missing, as well as one incorrect answer line that was flat out hilarious.
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Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Postby DumbJaques » Tue Jan 25, 2011 12:22 am

Where do we discuss this set? I thought it was good overall, but there were some grammatical issues in some questions to the point where it seemed like whole phrases and sentences were missing, as well as one incorrect answer line that was flat out hilarious.



SteveJon should be creating a discussion thread shortly, but I'd like to request that people once again do not choose to use the board discussion to point out obvious issues like "this thing was spelled incorrectly" or "oh man, this question asking for the author of A Tale of Two Cities actually had an answer line that said Oliver Twist, how silly!" About three questions had random portions lopped off by whoever was mixing the packet, which is obviously a frustrating issue (to me, the author of those questions, as much as anyone), but that's a fluky technical problem whose discussion is free of pedagogical value.

On the other hand, this tournament had a first-time chief editor and people working on lit, RMP, and SS for the first time at the collegiate level. I also made the first serious attempt at editing music in my career, with presumably comical results. There are a lot of things about this set whose discussion will be very useful to a number of people, but none of the things you're mentioning fall into that category.
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Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Postby lazcisco » Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:58 pm

Make sure you send us an invoice for how much we owe for the tournament and where to send the check to (you can email it to uncquizbowl@gmail.com), I'd feel bad having played and not actually paying for it.
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Re: Terrapin Invitational Tournament (1/22/11) at Maryland

Postby mpellegrini » Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:07 pm

lazcisco wrote:Make sure you send us an invoice for how much we owe for the tournament and where to send the check to (you can email it to uncquizbowl@gmail.com), I'd feel bad having played and not actually paying for it.


Ditto.
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