2011 HSNCT conversion stats discussion

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The Herb wrote:Could I see that Tossup on "Relegation"--as well as the acceptable responses? I may be misremembering, but I recall it confusing me by mentioning aspects of both promotion and relegation.
HSNCT round 3 wrote:This method of entering the Football League Championship awaited two of the five teams, including Blackburn and Wolves, that were separated by just one point entering the final weekend of 2011 play. Avram Grant was fired after (*) West Ham United clinched this consequence of finishing in the Premier League's bottom three. For 10 points--the "pyramid system" of English soccer is made possible by what opposite of promotion?

answer: _relegation_ (prompt on "demotion")
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bt_green_warbler wrote:This method of entering the Football League Championship awaited two of the five teams, including Blackburn and Wolves, that were separated by just one point entering the final weekend of 2011 play. Avram Grant was fired after (*) West Ham United clinched this consequence of finishing in the Premier League's bottom three. For 10 points--the "pyramid system" of English soccer is made possible by what opposite of promotion?

answer: _relegation_ (prompt on "demotion")
Thanks. I misheard the tossup. That's definitely, unambiguously "relegation." And I'm definitely, unambiguously stupid for not having buzzed in on the first line of that question.
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What were the stats for the Glorious tossup in round 16? I might just have excessive knowledge of Napoleonic naval history, but I thought that "Have you ever heard of the Glorious First of June here's 15 points" was pretty easy. Similarly the bubble chamber one - "Have you ever heard of Gargamelle" as a lead-in, and then some stuff that's not much more helpful until a rather strange giveaway.
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Glorious: 16/52/5 in 70 rooms

bubble chamber: 0/20/23 in 35 rooms
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Joe N wrote:What were the stats for the Glorious tossup in round 16? I might just have excessive knowledge of Napoleonic naval history, but I thought that "Have you ever heard of the Glorious First of June here's 15 points" was pretty easy. Similarly the bubble chamber one - "Have you ever heard of Gargamelle" as a lead-in, and then some stuff that's not much more helpful until a rather strange giveaway.
Edit: No, I was wrong. (thought I recognized a power) Edit 2: I guess I wasn't wrong, oops.
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CavsFan2k10 wrote:
Joe N wrote:What were the stats for the Glorious tossup in round 16? I might just have excessive knowledge of Napoleonic naval history, but I thought that "Have you ever heard of the Glorious First of June here's 15 points" was pretty easy. Similarly the bubble chamber one - "Have you ever heard of Gargamelle" as a lead-in, and then some stuff that's not much more helpful until a rather strange giveaway.
Solid Sacha Baron Cohen filmography knowledge also would have given you 15.
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HSNCT round 16 wrote:This adjective describes the date of June 1, 1795, that saw the first fleet action of the French Revolutionary Wars. It also describes the nation of Kazakhstan in the subtitle of ~Borat~ and the "Appearing" that ends the ~Left (*) Behind~ series. The summer that arises from "the winter of our discontent" in ~Richard III~ is also--for 10 points--described by what adjective applied to the bloodless revolution led by William and Mary?
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Joe N wrote:I might just have excessive knowledge of Napoleonic naval history
You do.
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Solid Sacha Baron Cohen filmography knowledge also would have given you 15.[/quote]

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I would feel comfortable using the Glorious First of June as a lead-in to a tossup at a very hard college tournament, even at Chicago Open or ACF Nationals. I would bet a decent amount of money that it would get buzzed on in relatively few rooms at such a tournament.

I do hear that the high school players are very good these days, but I doubt they are that good.
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