High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

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Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

Post by cornfused » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:41 am

Other than a few logistical issues (me finishing third despite going 4-2 to Ben's 3-3 against the same schedule, Geringer reading the wrong packet,) this tourney went really well.

I was expecting a tourney of high-schoolers-writing-their-first-tourney quality, and that's not what I got at all - this was an excellent tournament. Six rounds of quality, consistently accessible but infrequently transparent or overly-easy tossups is quite a feat, Dan - you should be proud of the job that you (and Lloydonald et al.) did.
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Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

Post by Papa's in the House » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:12 am

Dan-Don wrote: And I just broke my flash drive in two while it was sticking out of my computer. FML. Anyways, the Mortals stats include the scores of all 6 rounds, so they're not best. When I get a new flash drive, I'll fix all this. Or Jonah or Donald can if they're so inclined.
I'm beginning to think any flash drives that come near Donald are cursed.

Having served as a moderator for this, I found this to be a really good tournament (at least, when not having to read the same packet twice after Jeff's mix-up). The tossups were relatively pyramidal and rewarded those who read the books (based on the few works I've read that came up). Good job to the editors/writers that made this happen.
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Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

Post by The Moviegoer » Sun Dec 20, 2009 1:21 pm

I too had a very good time playing this set. I also discovered I have a terrible propensity to neg. Especially around Glerum.
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Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

Post by abnormal abdomen » Sun Dec 20, 2009 6:42 pm

cmessner wrote:I too had a very good time playing this set. I also discovered I have a terrible propensity to neg. Especially around Glerum.
High five.
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Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

Post by Tanay » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:19 pm

I was responsible for most of the World Literature and European Literature for the third and fourth packets and would like to be informed if anyone thought the answer choices or questions were too easy, too hard, or not right in some other way.
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Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

Post by Dan-Don » Sun Dec 20, 2009 7:31 pm

Remember, though, these sets ARE NOT CLEARED FOR DISCUSSION. Give any question-specific feedback via email to me ([email protected]) or Tanay ([email protected]) or Lloyd Sy ([email protected]), depending on who wrote the question. If you were there and want a copy of the packets, email me.
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Re: High School Lit Singles Tourney (after NTV, 12/19/2009)

Post by theMoMA » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:28 am

Dan was kind enough to let some Minnesota types run an informal tournament on his set, and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We collectively donated $30 for Dan's PACE fund for the questions.

For those of you interested in such things, stats are below (no negs were recorded, and we played the questions free-for-all):

Mike: 5 GP, 3-6, 21 PPG
Bernadette: 4 GP, 2-3, 15 PPG
Rob: 5 GP, 24-20, 112 PPG
Gautam: 5 GP, 8-13, 50 PPG
Andrew: 5 GP, 35-14, 133 PPG
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