Your Cup of Robust Tea wrote:theMoMA wrote:AlphaQuizBowler wrote:Can someone at PACE explain what happened in the result of the Auburn/TJ A playoff game, too? From what I heard, TJ A originally won the game by 20 points after killing the last tossup when Auburn negged. Later, TJ realized that the moderator had accepted "Thoth" for "Ptah" ...
There was another protested bonus part that was resolved against Thomas Jefferson to make the result unflippable in any makeup question situations. Also, I want to commend Thomas Jefferson and Diana for recognizing the moderator error and contacting me about it. It was extremely honest and forthright for them to do so, and I appreciate their actions for exemplifying the spirit of fair competition.
In the end, regardless of all of this, we were basically blown away as a team by Diana/TJ's honesty and sportsmanship in the matter. We really, really appreciate the act.
In light of all that has happened this weekend, one moment that shines through the darkness is the actions of the Thomas Jefferson team. We've seen a proliferation of cheating scandals over the past few years, so to see a team with the integrity to give up a spot in the top bracket simply because its the right thing to do is more than just refreshing. It left me speechless when I heard about it. As seen above, this got discussed briefly in the other thread, but in my opinion this is too important to get lost in the morass of those threads. I started this thread in an effort to keep it in the public consciousness.
Thomas Jefferson, thank you for your honesty.